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"I am not ashamed of the court's verdict. On the contrary, I am proud to have saved the lives of hundreds of oppressed people. My assistance to Jews was rooted in my Christian world outlook… It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calculations? " Paul Grüninger, Swiss border policeman who illegally allowed 3,600 desperate Jews entry to Switzerland. Lost his job and pension, died in poverty.

Paul Grueninger - "It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calcu.

I was a doctor in Auschwitz - the review by Janet Levy is so graphically shocking that I can not bring myself to touch the book.  Those stronger than I am will read it.

This is Gisella Perl, a a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Sighet, Romania in the and She was taken to Auschwitz in where she treated women with kindness and compassion. She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- bett

Identity photo of Dirke Otten, who gave her identity card to a Jew in order to save her. Otten and her husband hid as many as 50 Jews in their home at one time

Identity photo of Dirke Otten, who gave her identity card to a Jew in order to save her. Otten and her husband hid as many as 50 Jews in their home at one time - WWII

Georgetown honored the late university professor and Holocaust witness Jan Karski with a staged reading featuring an Academy Award-winning actor on April 24, which would have been Karski's 100th birthday.

Georgetown honored the late university professor and Holocaust witness Jan Karski with a staged reading featuring an Academy Award-winning actor on April which would have been Karski's birthday.

690 – Empress Wu Zetian ascends to the throne of the Tang dynasty and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire. ·1384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although   she is a woman. ·1978 – Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Michelle Carr Crowe 3 Empowering Women's Tales Oct. 16

Polish Girl Scouts in Persia (Iran) in 1943. Their families had been exiled to Siberia at the start of WW2. An amnesty was later announced and the families fled south to meet up with other Poles to form a southern army. Some of these girls would later be living in Africa.  Do please read the website this photo came from. It's a part of WW2 history

Polish Girl Scouts in Persia (Iran) in 1943. Their families had been exiled to Siberia at the start of WW2. An amnesty was later announced and the families fled south to meet up with other Poles to form a southern army. Some of these girls would later be living in Africa. Do please read the website this photo came from. It's a part of WW2 history

Bloody Sunday  was a series of killings against the German minority that took place at the beginning of WWII. On 3rd Sept. 1939, 2 days after the beginning of the German invasion of Poland, highly controversial killings occurred in & around Bydgoszcz, a Polish city with a sizable German minority. The Nazis exploited the deaths as grounds for a massacre of Polish inhabitants after the Wehrmacht captured the town.

Bromberg massacre: many ethnic German civilians are killed in the Polish city of Bromberg.

Polish Resistance Fighter, 1944

Wiesław Chrzanowski Dec 1923 – 29 Apr of the Polish Home Army’s “Anna” Company of the “Gustaw” Battalion, photographed on the balcony of a townhouse in September and he somehow still managed to look hella handsome even in the midst of the Warsaw Uprising.

Girl-guide postmen of the “Gray Ranks” during the Warsaw Uprising, 1944. “Gray Ranks” was a codename for the underground paramilitary Polish Scouting Association during World War II.

Girl-guide postmen of the “Gray Ranks” during the Warsaw Uprising, “ was a codename for the underground paramilitary Polish Scouting Association during World War II.

Lokajski - Powstancy w Śródmieściu (1944) - Allies of World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Soldier from the Kiliński Battalion pictured aiming his rifle at the German-occupied PAST building, 20 August 1944

Everyday life in Warsaw during the war.  This family built a makeshift camp in front of the ruins of their burned-out home. Photo by U.S. photographer Julien Bryan.

Everyday life in Warsaw during the war. This family built a makeshift camp in front of the ruins of their burned-out home.

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