Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.
Corrie Ten Boom helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in a secret room in her family's home. Eventually she was arrested and taken to concentration camps. While imprisoned, she held Bible studies using a small Bible she managed to sneak past guards. After the war she aided Holocaust survivors, traveled as a public speaker to over 60 countries, wrote 8 books.
'I never lost hope': Startling interview unearthed with woman behind iconic Great Depression image talking just five years before her death in 1983
'I never lost hope': Startling interview unearthed with woman behind iconic Great Depression image talking just five years before her death in 1983. FLORENCE LEONA THOMPSON Migrant Mother – A Legend of the Strength of American Motherhood.'
Dutch beauties escort American soldiers to a dance, late 1944-5
Klara Hitler. The mother of the most famous genocidal maniac the world has yet known, really doesn't belong on the same board as her son. By all accounts, Klara was a mild, loving mother and wife who did all she could to make Adolf's early life as easy and carefree as possible. In return, she seems to be one of the few people Hitler genuinely loved. She died while Hitler was still in his teens, thereby saving herself the agony of watching his descent into madness and murder.
When Albert Einstein met Charlie Chaplin, he said, "What I admire most about your art, is its universality. You do not say a word, and yet ... the world understands you." "It's true," replied Chaplin, "But your fame is even greater: The world admires you when nobody understands you."