"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?" -- Sophie Scholl's last words prior to execution for her part in the White Rose Resistance to the Nazis in Germany.
Rosemary Kennedy- before her father Joe forced her to have a labotomy. Then when it went wrong, leaving her paralyzed, unable to speak well, he placed her in an institution in WI where she lived until she passed away at the age of 86. She had the 'surgery' at age 23-her family never spoke of her again (including her brother President John F. Kennedy). I'll remember your story Rose...wow how sad
Audrey Hepburn was still a young teenager when she began to help the Dutch resistance during WWII. An accomplished ballerina by age 14, she started out helping the resistance by dancing. She danced in secret productions to raise money for the resistance. Hepburn also occasionally ran messages for the resistance. Had she been discovered doing either of these things, a swift execution would have followed.
WWII Files: Audrey Hepburn and the Dutch Resistance
Simone Arnold-Leibster. When her parents were put into concentration camps for refusing to 'Heil Hitler', at the age of 11 she was arrested by juvenile authorities and put into a Nazi penitentiary home. For two years she was forbidden to talk and was forced to do hard labor. At the end of the war, she was reunited with her parents, rebuilt her life and went on to devote her life to teaching others the value of 'loving your enemies and praying for those persecuting you'.
Simone Arnold Liebster - Founder - Arnold Liebster Foundation
Marine Corps Major Jennifer Grieves, the first woman to pilot Marine One, the official helicopter for the President of the United States of America. || A great honor and achievement! Good for her! | Oorah!
Elizabeth Van Lew was a Union spy during the American Civil War. She was an antislavery Virginia woman who not only freed her slaves, but bought and freed their families. Using her household staff as couriers, she sent messages to the Union in hollowed-out shoes and eggs and later, books and a personally designed cipher. She faked a mental disorder to throw off suspicion and was called “Crazy Bet” by her neighbors. Her network resulted in some of the best Union information gathered anywhere.
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In the Warsaw ghetto,Irena Sendler got infants out in the bottom of her tool box & she carried in her truck a sack for larger children. Her dog she trained to bark when Nazi soldiers let her in & out of the ghetto.Soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog & the barking covered the kids noises.She SAVED 2500 KIDS.She was caught & the Nazi's broke her legs & arms.She hid the names of the kids in jars so they could reunite with parents,mostly all relatives were killed. Irena died at 98…
Irena Sendler, a woman who saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish Children
during WW II-Truth!
In 1914 an 18-year-old girl called Mairi Chisholm set out for London on her motor bike to see how she could help the war effort. She teamed up with a nurse called Elsie Knocker, who shared her spirit of adventure, and the pair of them went on to spend an incredible four years treating the wounded on the front line. They were the only women to live and work in the Belgian front-line trenches during the First World War.