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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

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. She was ordered to report every pregnant woman to the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would use them in cruel experiments like vivisections before killing them. She would give them abortions before he found out to save them from this fate. After being rescued from the camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust. She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use.

Vejam essa inestimável seleção de imagens de momentos de verdadeira compaixão humana em tempos de violência.

42 momentos de verdadeira compaixão humana em face da violência

Vintage photo-soldier feeding tiny kitten Vintage Kitty - Korea, ca 1953 - Sergeant Frank Praytor adopts Miss Hap, an abandoned kitten. Sergeant Praytor named her Miss Hap "Because she was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Minnie Freeman ~ teacher in 1888 who roped her students together and led them through a total white-out blizzard from the schoolhouse whose roof had collapsed to a farmhouse three-quarters of a mile away...

Minnie Freeman was a Nebraska teacher in 1888 who roped her students together and led them through a total white-out blizzard from the schoolhouse whose roof had collapsed, to the safety of a farmhouse three-quarters of a mile away.

“An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a female warrior. Members of the samurai class in feudal Japan, they were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war.”

"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.

Sophie Scholl of the white rose movement  (May 9, 1921 - February 22, 1943), so much more..but also a German resistance fighter convicted of high treason and executed by guillotine in Munich's Stadelheim Prison.

Sophie Scholl--children's teacher, college student, member of the White Rose Resistance Group.

Major Karl Plagge (1897-1957) was a German Army officer who used his position to employ and protect some 1,240 Jews at the HKP562 slave labor camp in order to give them a better chance to survive. The 250 to 300 surviving Jews from the camp constituted the largest single group of survivors of the genocide in Vilnius, Lithuania. Like Oskar Schindler, Plagge blamed himself for not having done enough. In 2005, Yad Vashem posthumously honored him with as one of the “Righteous Among the Nations”.

Major Karl Plagge, a German Army officer used his position to employ and protect some Jews

Stolen by the Nazis: The tragic tale of 12,000 blue-eyed blond children taken by the SS to create an Aryan super-race Folker Heinecke

Stolen by the Nazis: The tragic tale of 12,000 blue-eyed blond children taken by the SS to create an Aryan super-race

Stolen by the Nazis: The tragic tale of blue-eyed blond children taken by the SS to create an Aryan super-race Folker Heinecke History and WWII

Ilse Stanley (née Ilse Davidsohn), was a German Jewish woman who, with the collusion of a handful of people ranging from Nazi members of the Gestapo to other Jewish civilians, secured the release of 412 Jewish prisoners from concentration camps between 1936 and 1938.  During that time she also helped countless others leave the country while it was still possible for German Jews to do so legally.

Ilse Stanley (née Ilse Davidsohn), was a German Jewish woman who, with the…

Lithuanian librarian Ona Simaite took food to Jews in the Vilna ghetto, helped hide many Jews outside the ghetto, and saved valuable Jewish literary and historical materials. Vilna, 1941.  — US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Lithuanian librarian Ona Simaite took food to Jews in the Vilna ghetto, helped hide many Jews outside the ghetto, and saved valuable Jewish literary and historical materials. Vilna, — US Holocaust Memorial Museum" data-componentType="MODAL_PIN

Stanislawa Leszczyńska (May 8, 1896 - March 11, 1974) was a midwife who was arrested and put in the Auschwitz concentration camp. While there, she safely delivered over 3,000 children and cared for their mothers. She is an official candidate for canonization by the Catholic Church. And one of my heroes.

Born In Auschwitz: How One Woman Delivered 3,000 Babies During The Holocaust

Stanisława Leszczyńska (May 1896 – March was a Polish midwife who was incarcerated at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, where she delivered over children.

This is Sigmund Sobolewski the 88th prisoner of Auschwitz. He arrived on the first train and survived for five years before the camp was lib...

This is Sigmund Sobolewski the 88th prisoner of Auschwitz. He arrived on the first train and survived for five years before the camp was liberated.

This is Sigmund Sobolewski the prisoner of Auschwitz. He arrived on the first train and survived for five years before the camp was lib.

Churchill's favorite  spy,  Christine Granville's most devastating weapon was her ability to charm men and always had a knife strapped to her thigh

The spy who loved men: She was Churchill's favourite spy, the inspiration for Bond's lover in Casino Royale, and always had a knife strapped to her thigh

Churchill's favorite spy, Christine Granville's most devastating weapon was her ability to charm men and always had a knife strapped to her thigh. Vesper from Casino Royale is based on her character

A Dutch woman who survived the "Hongerwinter" the Hunger Winter of 1944-45 when the occupied Netherlands was denied any food or fuel by the Germans.

A Dutch woman who survived the "Hongerwinter", the Hungry Winter of 1944-45 in which the occupied Netherlands was denied any food or fuel by the Germans as punishment for supporting the Allies.[500x745]

A Dutch woman who survived the "Hongerwinter" the Hunger Winter of when the occupied Netherlands was denied food and fuel by the Germans.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was one of the most notorious members of the French Resistance, working on numerous sabotage operations and organizing more than 700 Resistance members into a guerilla fighting force. She was the Gestapo's most wanted spy, with a five-million-franc bounty on her head, and she once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands to prevent him from raising an alarm. A true hero.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was working on…

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