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Rose Valland, who helped track and recover the art objects shipped through Paris during the Nazi invasion and occupation.

Auschwitz - Birkenau, concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. From the 1942 Auschwitz became the largest site for the murder of Jews brought here under the Nazi plan for their extermination. More than 1,100,000 people lost their lives here.Many of those not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, and medical experiments.

Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and revolutionary, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine. She was only 21.

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.

If there's one thing Sara Ginaite-Rubinson, 85. is adamant about, it's that she is not a hero. As a Holocaust survivor and part of an anti-Nazi resistant group, she's often classified as a hero. "I don't think a survivor is a hero. A hero is a person who tried and didn't survive. To survive was accidental; it was pure luck. This is the reality of the Holocaust," she recalls.

Seaman David Crazy Thunder (Oglala) and mother, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, 1945. Marquette University Archives

black soldiers stationed in france during world war II. inscription reads "to nelson, always my ace, lucky"

1945 VE (Victory in Europe) Day TIMES SQUARE vintage photo Times Tower Toffenetti Restaurant NYC

Women of Fauberg Treme, New Orleans and their dog. Faubourg Tremé is the oldest black neighborhood in America, and the origin of the southern civil rights movement and the birthplace of jazz.

Women Coal Miners, 1890 Can't imagine mining coal in a dress. The things women had to do!

Freedom Riders, Jackson MS, 1961 "... civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern US in 1961 to challenge the non-enforcement of US from 1946 & 1960 that ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. The Southern states had ignored the rulings & the federal government did nothing to enforce them. The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961... "