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Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz era el adjunto naval en la embajada alemana de Copenhagen, de su relación con Werner Best (organizador de la Gestapo en Dinamarca) supo de los planes alemanes para la deportación de la población judía danesa. Trató de obstaculizar tales planes por las vías oficiales, no tuvo éxito y entonces pactó en Estocolmo con el primer ministro Per Albin Hansson el compromiso sueco para acoger a los judíos daneses.Posteriormente se reunió con el socialdemócrata danés Hans…

Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz (September Bremen – February was a German attache who warned the Danish Jews about their intended deportation in It is estimated that he prevented the deportation of of Denmark's Jews in the resulting rescue of the Danish Jews.

Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz was a German member of the Nazi party who worked as a special envoy to Nazi occupied Denmark... Risking his career, Duckwitz made a secret visit to neutral Sweden where he convinced Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson to allow Danish Jewish refugees to escape to Sweden... over 6,000 Jews were ferried secretly to Sweden ... He died in 1973. Due to his actions, it is estimated that around 99% of Denmark’s Jews survived the Holocaust.

Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz was a German member of the Nazi party who worked as a special envoy to Nazi occupied Denmark. Risking his career, Duckwitz made a secret visit to neutral Sweden where he convinced Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson to allow Danish J

French police enthusiastically round up and deport Jews from Paris, August 1941, exceeding the German demands and initiating many roundups without orders.

On demands from the Germans, French police round up and deport Jews from Paris, August Many of the French Gendarmes were complicit with this and did not bat an eyelid deporting their own countrymen while others helped them.

Chiune Sugihara, known as Japan's Schindler

Japan seeks UN recognition for its own 'Schindler' who saved 6,000 Jews

Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese diplomat in Lithuania who saved Jews.

WWII POW William Harris, featured in Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Click link for more information about this great American hero.

WWII POW William Harris, featured in Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Click link for more information about this great American hero.

Corrie Ten Boom - missionary

Christ is Deeper Still

Corrie Ten Boom: Corrie Ten Boom is a glowing example. During World War II Corrie and her family rescued Jews from slaughter by hiding them in their house. The Ten Booms were betrayed, caught, and .

President Eisenhower September 24,1957 President Eisenhower ordered federal troops to Little Rock, Ark., to prevent interference with school integration at Central High School.

President Eisenhower September President Eisenhower ordered federal troops to Little Rock, Ark., to prevent interference with school integration at Central High School.

African American NASCAR driver Darrell Wallace Jr. became the second black driver to win a national NASCAR competition when he took the cup at the Truck Series race this past Saturday. . The twenty-year old driver from Mobile, Alabama who is sometimes called “Bubba,” took the track at Martinsville Speedway. Wallace is a graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program. The program was founded in 2004 to build interest and opportunity among women and drivers of various cultures and races

became the second black driver to win a national NASCAR competition when he took the cup at the Truck Series race. The twenty-year old driver from Mobile, Alabama

Benazir Bhutto (born 1953, assassinated 2007) as an Oxford University student in 1973. She served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms.

Benazir Bhutto: The Opposition leader 'martyred fighting for democracy'

Benazir Bhutto (born assassinated as an Oxford University student in She served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms. Her sister, Sunam, was my neighbor in Boston.

Marcus Garvey, 1920

Marcus Garvey,establishes the New York branch of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA),

Bessie Coleman - first female African American pilot. No American flight schools would take her, so she moved to France to train and live. She earned her living barnstorming and stunt flying.

Bessie Coleman: The first African-American woman pilot is highlighted in Kate Schatz's new book Rad American Women A-Z. In addition to this star aviator, Rad American Women features an awesome list of real-life women you can dress up as for Halloween.

Rosalind Franklin: female scientist instrumental in discovering the structure of DNA. Watson and Crick broke into her lab and stole some crystalographs she had taken; this helped them deduce the structure of DNA. Unfortunately she never got the credit for any part of the discovery.

Rosalind Franklin: female scientist instrumental in discovering the structure of DNA. W and C used her work to deduce the double helical structure of DNA.

A member of the Belgian Resistance during World War II. She organized the Comet Line for escaped Allied soldiers. Through the Comet Line she helped over 800 downed Allied Airmen escape back to England. After the war, she worked in leper hospitals in Africa.

Andree de Jongh, founder and leader of the Comet Line, an escape route that ran from Brussels through the Pyrenees and which rescued hundreds of Allied servicemen. She is featured in Women Heroes of WWII, now in paperback

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