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For 2 years, “Jolanta’s” covert operations was successful. She managed to save 2,500 children! In October 1943, she was discovered by Gestapo (the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe). In 2 hours, eleven soldiers tore her house apart but...

Jewish girls hidden with Polish orphans in a convent - 1944

Claus von Stauffenberg who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save the destruction of Germany from Hitler.

Claus von Stauffenberg, who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save Germany from the annihilation under Hitler.

Helmuth Hübener (8 January 1925 - 27 October 1942) was one of the youngest opponents to the Third Reich to be sentenced to death and executed. He lived in Hamburg, Germany, and joined the Hitler Youth but after Kristallnacht he started questioning the Nazi party, and left.   He started making anti-Nazi pamphlets.  On the 5 February 1942 he was arrested by Gestapo, sentenced to death on the 11 August and beheaded by guillotine on  the 27 October.

Helmuth Hübener January 1925 - 27 October was sentenced to death and for making anti-Nazi pamphlets. On the 5 February 1942 he was arrested by Gestapo, sentenced to death on 11 August and beheaded by guillotine on 27 October.

The White Rose German resistance group which opposed Nazi rule was composed of students from the University of Munich. Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) , second from left in the photo, with her brother, Hans were active members until they were caught along with another colleague and executed.

itsjohnsen: “A 1942 photo of Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst - members of the student resistance group, “White Rose”. The group distributed pamphlets across Germany appealing to the.

Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: A German Jewish Girl Who Was Part of the Kindertransport (1939)  Posted on March 10, 2009    This German Jewish girl (age 7) was part of the Kindertransport that, in 1939, got 10,000 Jewish children out of Nazi-controlled areas of Europe. Her name: Dorrith Oppenheim. She ended up in Scotland. Her parents died at Auschwitz in 1944.

Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: A German Jewish Girl Who Was Part of the Kindertransport (1939)

Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: This German Jewish girl (age was part of the Kindertransport that, in got Jewish children out of Nazi-controlled areas of Europe. Her name: Dorrith Oppenheim. She ended up in Scotland. Her parents died at Auschwitz in

Portraits of Jewish children who were saved by the residents of the village Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. During the Nazi occupation the village residents hid these children and other Jews. France, 1942/1943

Portraits of Jewish children who were saved by the residents of the village Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. During the Nazi occupation the village residents hid these children and other Jews.

Stefanie (Fusia) Podgorska . . . During the Holocaust, sixteen-year-old Stefania and her six-year-old sister harboured thirteen Jewish men, women and children in the attic of their home for two-and-a-half years. Both were later honored as the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem as well as by the Jewish and Polish organizations in North America, for their wartime heroism.

During the Holocaust, sixteen-year-old Stefania and her six-year-old sister harboured thirteen Jewish men, women and children in the attic of their home for two-and-a-half years. Both were later honored as the Righteous

"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

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.

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