Miep Gies, one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family and several family friends in an attic annex above Anne's father's place of business from the Nazis during World War II. "I am not a hero. I just did what any decent person would have done."
During World War II, Irena Sendler worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing specialist. She spent most of her days there helping to smuggle Jewish children out before it was too late. Infants were often carried in the bottom of the toolbox she used and older children were often hidden in a burlap sack she kept in the back of her truck. It has been reported that Irena managed to smuggle and save about 2,500 children overall.
Model who inspired the Rosie the Riveter 'We Can Do It!' WWII poster campaign dies at 86
Edith Shain passed away this past Sunday at the age of 93. I was the last photographer to photograph Edith for my book. She truly was the sweetest and most vivacious lady I have ever met. The photo of the sailor kissing Edith is one of the most famous images of WWII, if not American history. | Tom Sanders Photography
Feng-Shan Ho a Chinese diplomat he saved approximately 2,000 Jews during the early years of World War II. Ho was consul-general of Chinese embassy in Vienna during the Austrian annexation. Acting against orders of his superior, Ho started to issue visas to Shanghai. He continued to issue these visas until he was ordered to return to China in 1940.