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Lise Børsum was a Norwegian housewife married to an Oslo physician. During World War II she became active in smuggling Jews out of Nazi-occupied nations into Sweden, often through her own home. She and her husband both were arrested in 1943. The doctor was soon released, but Lise Børsum was sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany where she stayed until liberated by the Swedish Red Cross in 1945.

8 Female Fighters of World War II

Lise Børsum was a Norwegian housewife married to an Oslo physician. During World War II she became active in smuggling Jews out of Nazi-occupied nations into Sweden, often through her own home. She and her husband both were arrested in 1943. The doctor was soon released, but Lise Børsum was sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany where she stayed until liberated by the Swedish Red Cross in 1945.

Hero: In stark contrast to his brother, Albert Goering risked his life to save the lives of Jewish people

The Goering who saved Jews: While Hermann masterminded the Final Solution his brother Albert rescued Gestapo victims

Hero: In stark contrast to his brother, Albert Goering risked his life to save the lives of Jewish people

Александр Печерский во время войны.

Alexander Pichyerski, head of the rebellion in Sobibor Death Camp

"Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was arrested in 1936 and charged with high treason, whereupon she served four and a half years in a women's prison, followed by "protective custody" in Nazi concentration camps until 1945, when she escaped. She was a prisoner functionary in the infirmary at Auschwitz-Birkenau and because of her helpfulness to Jewish and other prisoners, was called the 'Angel of Auschwitz'."

Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was called the "Angel of Auschwitz".

Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier (1912-1996) was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan 1943, then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left. Her powerful testimony at Nuremberg was devastating to the defence. Afterward, she slowly walked past the Nazis, looked each one in the eye, effectively unnerving them. Most bowed their heads; others, unrepentant, did not.

Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left.

Rose: "Why is it called Madurodam? Is there a town called that in Holland?" Duert: "No, it's named after a lieutenant, George Maduro, who died in Dachau. There couldn't be a better memorial, could there?"  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Maduro

Rose: "Why is it called Madurodam? Is there a town called that in Holland?" Duert: "No, it's named after a lieutenant, George Maduro, who died in Dachau. There couldn't be a better memorial, could there?" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Maduro

Violette Szabo (Anglo-French Special Operations Hero, 1921-45). Subject of the film "Carve Her Name With Pride", she was captured, tortured and finally executed by the Nazis

Portrait photo of the French World War II secret agent Violette Szabo. The photo was taken prior to her capture by German forces in June Violette Reine Elizabeth Szabo, GC (née Bushell; 26 June 1921 – c. 5 February was a French-born.

Emmy Göring. Med det klassiska huvudlutet.

Emmy Goering, a well-known actress in pre-war Germany, married Nazi leader…

Rosh Hashana 1944: Jewish GIs Pray in Germany as Bombs Burst

On October 1944 American Jewish soldiers were part of the victorious Allied armies that swept into Germany. A group of them, led by a cantor from Manhattan, conducted a special religious service at the city of Aachen. For the first time since the adv

The Hubener group. Rudolf Wobbe on the left, Helmuth in the middle, and Karl-Heinz Schnibbe on the right.

Rudi Wobbe, Helmuth Hubener, Karl-Heinz Schnibbe (also known as the Hubener trio, a Nazi resistance group in Hamburg, Germany) thos boys who dared!

Ian Kenneth Hopper (SOE) a.k.a. Johnny Hopper fought his own war. He wore no uniform. He reported to no Commanding Officer. He planned & executed his own actions. For 2 years before he was caught he roamed the roads of German-occupied Normandy & Paris, committing armed robbery, arson, forgery & murder. He derailed trains, blew up oil and ammunition depots, assassinated French policemen and German Army officers, shot his way out of ambushes of the Gestapo, Sicherheitsdienst & French…

Ian Kenneth Hopper (SOE) a.k.a. Johnny Hopper fought his own war. He wore no uniform. He reported to no Commanding Officer. He planned & executed his own actions. For 2 years before he was caught he roamed the roads of German-occupied Normandy & Paris, committing armed robbery, arson, forgery & murder. He derailed trains, blew up oil and ammunition depots, assassinated French policemen and German Army officers, shot his way out of ambushes of the Gestapo, Sicherheitsdienst & French…

Hermine Orsi sheltered a number of Jews in her home and helped others reach refuge in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. Yad Vashem recognized her as "Righteous Among the Nations." Marseille, France, 1940.http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/media_ph.php?ModuleId=10005185=3076#

Hermine Orsi sheltered a number of Jews in her home and helped others reach refuge in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. Yad Vashem recognized her as "Righteous Among the Nations.

Photographed in Poland (1941) is Norman Salsitz, a Jew, who In October of 1942, organized an escape group of 55 people and fled to the surrounding forest to form a partisan unit. Norman's partisan unit fought through harsh weather conditions on rough terrain to dismantle and damage German railroads, mills, and police stations.

Photographed in Poland (1941) is Norman Salsitz, a Jew, who In October of 1942, organized an escape group of 55 people and fled to the surrounding forest to form a partisan unit. Norman's partisan unit fought through harsh weather conditions on rough terrain to dismantle and damage German railroads, mills, and police stations.

Frieda Belinfante (Amsterdam, 10 mei 1904 – Santa Fe, 5 maart 1995) was een Nederlands cellist en dirigent. Vanaf 1941 was ze actief in het verzet met o.a het vervalsen van persoonsbewijzen en het ondersteunen van onderduikers. Met andere verzetsleden bereidde ze de aanslag op het Amsterdams Bevolkingsregister op 27 maart 1943 voor. De aanslag mislukte gedeeltelijk en veel verzetsmensen werden opgepakt. Ze vluchtte naar Zwitserland en ging na de oorlog in de VS wonen.

Frieda Belinfante (Amsterdam, 10 mei 1904 – Santa Fe, 5 maart 1995) was een Nederlands cellist en dirigent. Vanaf 1941 was ze actief in het verzet met o.a het vervalsen van persoonsbewijzen en het ondersteunen van onderduikers. Met andere verzetsleden bereidde ze de aanslag op het Amsterdams Bevolkingsregister op 27 maart 1943 voor. De aanslag mislukte gedeeltelijk en veel verzetsmensen werden opgepakt. Ze vluchtte naar Zwitserland en ging na de oorlog in de VS wonen.

Cet homme est un héro. Un héro modeste, mais qui aurait eu le mérite d'être connu avant pour ce qu'il a fait. Bravo monsieur pour avoir sauvé ces 669 enfants. Reposez en paix. #héro #secondeguerremondiale #nicholaswinton

Hommage : Nicholas Winton avait sauvé 669 enfants juifs en 1939. A 106 ans, il s’en est allé.

Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106 - The New York Times

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson

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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