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Ruth Elizabeth Becker, known later as Ruth Becker Blanchard, was one of the youngest passengers on the Titanic at 12 years old, and until relatively recently was one of the few remaining Titanic survivors. Her story is harrowing, but it’s inspirational that someone so young was able to exhibit such bravery, even in the face of a horrific disaster that few of us can truly picture in our minds. The daughter of a Lutheran missionary, Ruth was born in Guntur, India in 1899. When her brother…

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Titanic's Infamous Passengers Tell a Tale of Survival

Ruth Becker Ruth was 12 years old when she boarded the R.M.S Titanic in second class with her little brother, Richard who was sick at the time and her sister Marion as well as her mother and father from India on a mission trip. Ruth recalled the beauty of Titanic from peering in the windows of the first class dining saloon as she strolled her brother down the deck on sunny afternoons at sea. She recalls her mother telling them, "There was a little accident and they are going to fix it so…

The man in the much publicized Holocaust photo has been only recently identified as Rabbi Moshe Hegerman, the Rabbi of Olkusz in Poland. Brought to the town square for execution he asked to let him say first Kaddish for his slain brethren. The soldiers laughed while watching him praying and then killed him.

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The girls of Storyville: Haunting pictures from New Orleans' red-light district reveal how prostitutes lived 100 years ago

1912 by E.J. Bellocq reveal how prostitutes in New Orleans' red-light district of Storyville lived more than a century ago

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