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1943 Pauline van Waasdijk with her Jewish hidden baby Marijke whose real name is Ruth  Ruth is rescued from the crche opposite the Hollandsche Schouwburg by Pauline van Waasdijk and Hester van Lennep. The Germans keep all the children ready for deportation in the crche. These two woman save about 80 children. After the war Ruth is taken to New York. world-war-ll

1943 Pauline van Waasdijk with her Jewish hidden baby Marijke whose real name was Ruth. The Germans kept all the children ready for deportation in the crche. Pauline van Waasdijk and Hester van Lennep saved about 80 children.

Hannie Schaft, parte del movimiento de resistencia holandesa en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Fue detenida sólo 3 semanas antes del final de la guerra. Sus últimas palabras a sus verdugos, entre la primera y segunda balas, fueron: "Disparo mejor que tú." GUAUU!

Hannie Schaft, part of the Dutch resistance movement in WWII. She was arrested just 3 weeks before the end of the war. Her last words to her executioners, between the first and second bullets, were: "I shoot better than you." WOW via Joy Davis

Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker. During World War II, she was a member of the Polish Underground and the Żegota Polish anti-Holocaust resistance in Warsaw. She helped save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto by providing them with false documents and sheltering them in individual and group children’s homes outside the ghetto. Despite being tortured and imprisoned by the Nazis, Sendler continued to do all she could to help Jewish children in Warsaw.

Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker. During World War II, she was a member of the Polish Underground. She helped save Jewish children ~

John Withers. The Black World War II veteran risked a dishonorable discharge and the loss of his academic career in order to hide and save two dying Jewish teens he liberated from the Dachau concentration camp. They were reunited decades later, sharing their experiences with their families. #History #WWII History and WWII

John L. Withers, 91; Sheltered Two Young Victims of WWII

John Withers, a black WW II veteran risked a dishonorable discharge and the loss of his academic career in order to hide and save two dying Jewish teens he liberated from the Dachau Concentration Camp - they were reunited decades later

Strange as it may seem, there were pregnant women at the Auschwitz II death camp, aka Birkenau, who managed to escape the gas chambers and survive. From the moment that the Jews arrived at Auschwit…

Pregnant at Auschwitz — the story of Miriam Rosenthal

Strange as it may seem, there were pregnant women at the Auschwitz II death camp, aka Birkenau, who managed to escape the gas chambers and survive. From the moment that the Jews arrived at Auschwit…

Tsar Boris III -  Under King Boris III, Bulgaria was the only nation in Europe to save its entire Jewish population during the Holocaust. Boris was one of the few world leaders who defied Hitler face to face during the war, refusing multiple times to deliver his Jewish citizens beyond the borders of his kingdom.

Boris III of Bulgaria was the only national leader in Europe to save his entire Jewish population during the Holocaust. Boris defied Hitler refusing multiple times to deliver his Jewish citizens beyond the borders of his kingdom.

Nicholas Winton, rescuer of 669 Jewish children

The British hero who saved 669 Jewish children from the Holocaust celebrated his birthday with the news that he is to receive the Czech Republic’s highest honour. Sir Nicholas Winton ~ Rescued 669 Jewish children from the Nazi's/Holocaust

Hannah Senesh was one of 37 Jews from Palestine who parachuted into Yugoslavia to save the Hungarian Jews who were about to be deported to Auschwitz.  She was arrested at the Hungarian border, imprisoned, tortured, and eventually executed by a firing quad. Hannah never revealed the details of her mission. Her poem "Eli, Eli" is a very famous Hebrew song.

Hannah Senesh “I could have been 23 next July I gambled on what mattered most, the dice were cast.

"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish lover into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link.

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

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