John Rabe (November 23, 1882 – January 5, 1950) was a German businessman who is best known for his efforts to stop the atrocities of the Japanese army during the Nanking Occupation and his work to protect and help the Chinese civilians during the event. The Nanking Safety Zone, which he helped to establish, sheltered approximately 200,000 Chinese people from slaughter during the massacre.
Worth the long pin. We need more men with hero's hearts, and less boys with "swag". All Americans---look to this man. Never leave a man behind. What a hero and great soldier! Thank you sir for your duty!
Wilhelm Adalbert Hosenfeld (2 May 1895 – 13 August 1952), originally a teacher, was a German Army officer who rose to the rank of Hauptmann by the end of the war. He helped to hide or rescue Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, and is perhaps most remembered for helping Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944. In June 2009 he was posthumously recognized as a Righteous among the Nations by Yad Vashem.
A starving Chinese woman, too weak to stand, lies on the barren ground with blades of grass protruding from in her lips; a desperate attempt to find nourishment during the Henan famine. Henan Province was hit by a large-scale famine between the summer of 1942 and the spring of 1943 that led to the death of three million people. -Henan Province, Republic of China. November 1942. Image taken by Theodore H. White.