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Oskar Schindler.  There are stones placed on top of the grave, which are a sign of gratitude from Jewish visitors, according to Jewish tradition, although Schindler himself was not Jewish. On his grave, the Hebrew inscription reads: "Righteous among the Nations", an honorific used by the State of Israel to describe non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermination by the Nazis. The German inscription reads: "The Unforgettable Lifesaver of 1200 Persecuted…

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Portugese diplomat Aristides de Souza Mendes defied orders from his superiors and provided visas to tens of thousands escaping the Nazi regime in 1940. “I would rather stand with God against Man than with Man against God,” he declared.

Portugese diplomat Aristides de Souza Mendes defied orders from his superiors…

Women Heroes of WWII: Maria von Maltzan: The German Countess Who Hid Jews

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson. "Women Heroes of World War II" by Kathryn Attwood

01 Jun 41: Famous American aviator and test pilot, Mildred "Micky" Tuttle marries David Axton and takes her husband's last name. Mickey was one of the first three WASP (Women AirForce Service Pilots) to be trained as a test pilot and was the first woman to fly a B-29. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0601&s=410601 #WWII

01 Jun Famous American aviator and test pilot, Mildred "Micky" Tuttle marries David Axton and takes her husband's last name. Mickey was one of the first three WASP (Women AirForce Service Pilots) to be trained as a test pilot and was the first woman t

Kurt Sametreiter SS Oberscharfuhrer born Austria Knights Cross During the Battle of Prokhorovka, July 12th.1943. The Soviets lost 300 tanks, plus 500 damaged, the SS panzer Army lost only 5 / 45 damaged. Kurt knocked out 24 Russian tanks in one engagement. Germany lost the Kursk battle, however the Soviets lost 10 more in men, guns, tanks, warplanes, vehiches. Kurt is still around today, a true hero.

This is a picture of Karl Silberbauer. He was the SS officer that found and captured Anne Frank and her friends in the Secret Annex.

Holocaust survivors from the illegal immigrant ship Exodus . . . Can't help but notice the girl facing the camera and the hope in her eyes . . .

livefromjerusalem: Holocaust survivors from the immigrant ship Exodus. In spite of all the brutalization she’s suffered, she retains her humanity, her inner beauty shines like light from her eyes.

13 In the final days of the war, just before the entry of the Russian army into Moravia, Schindler managed to smuggle himself back into Allied-controlled Germany. The wartime industrial tycoon was by now penniless. Jewish relief organizations and groups of survivors supported him modestly over the years.

Oskar Schindler

13 In the final days of the war, just before the entry of the Russian army into Moravia, Schindler managed to smuggle himself back into Allied-controlled Germany. The wartime industrial tycoon was by now penniless. Jewish relief organizations and groups of survivors supported him modestly over the years.

Andrée Geulen. Belgium.  The Belgian teacher who became the rescuer of hundreds of children.

Andrée Geulen in Brussels during the German occupation the Belgian teacher who became the rescuer of hundreds of children ~ Link for her story of bravery.

Infographic: Auschwitz by the Numbers.  Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Infographic: Auschwitz remembered - National

Infographic: Auschwitz by the Numbers. Today marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp Never forget and never let this happen again!

Holocaust Auschwitz Concentration Camp  Medical  Experiments

Holocaust Auschwitz Concentration Camp Medical Experiments

A war crimes investigation photo of the disfigured leg of a survivor from Ravensbrueck, Polish political prisoner Helena Hegier (Rafalska), who was subjected to medical experiments in German crimes.

1st Lt. Aleda E. Lutz volunteered with the unit inaugurated by Elsie Ott designed to carry wounded soldiers quickly away from the war front. Lutz flew 196 missions to evacuate more than 3,500 men. No other flight nurse logged as many hours. In Dec. 1944, her C47 hospital plane picked up wounded soldiers from Lyon, Italy, and then crashed. There were no survivors. Read the full text here: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/106289#ixzz22mn0E500   --brought to you by mental_floss!:

LT Aleda Lutz flew 196 missions to evacuate over 3500 wounded servicemembers, logging the most flight hours of any nurse. Lutz was killed in 1944 when her plane crashed in Italy.

Henk Drogt (Hollandais, 1921-1944) - Policeman during WWII, he refused to round up Jews in Groningen and joined the dutch resistance, helping many Jews and allied pilots. He was arrested in August 1943 by the Nazis, and executed later (14th of April 1944)

Henk Drogt (Hollandais, - Policeman during WWII, he refused to round up Jews in Groningen and joined the dutch resistance, helping many Jews and allied pilots. He was arrested in August 1943 by the Nazis, and executed later of April

The Bielski brothers,True Heroes! three Jewish brothers who saved 1200 Jews, by hiding in the forest for 2 years. Made into a film called ''Defiance'' starring Daniel Craig in 2010 #History #WWII

The Bielski brothers,True Heroes! three Jewish brothers who saved 1200 Jews, by hiding in the forest for 2 years. Made into a film called ''Defiance'' starring Daniel Craig in 2010 History WWII

Nicholas Winton is dead at age 106. Saved kids from the #Holocaust. #WWII "A family picture of Nicholas Winton with one of the hundreds of Jewish children whose lives he saved during World War II."

Sir Nicholas Winton set about arranging trains to help over 600 children escape to London during WWII.

Antonin Kalina - The Polish man who saved 900 Jewish boys INSIDE a death camp. Take time to read his story.

Antonin Kalina - The Polish man who saved 900 Jewish boys INSIDE a death camp. Antonin Kalina was a communist imprisoned by the Nazis in Buchenwald. There, he kept the youngsters of his Block 66 alive.

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