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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.

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.

Leopold Socha rescued Jews from the ghetto in the Lwow sewer system. Socha and his wife cared for the fugitives and, together with the Wroblewskis paid for the food out of their own pockets.

Leopold Socha rescued Jews from the ghetto in the Lwow sewer system. Socha and his wife cared for the fugitives and, together with the Wroblewskis paid for the food out of their own pockets.

A living legend has left us recently, with the passing of Dr. Tina Strobos. She and her mother successfully hid more than 100 Jews from the Nazi Gestapo in Amsterdam during WWII. With the help of the extensive Dutch Resistance Movement she utilized many different methods of nonviolent action because, as she said, “It’s the right thing to do.”

A living legend has left us recently, with the passing of Dr. Tina Strobos. She and her mother successfully hid more than 100 Jews from the Nazi Gestapo in Amsterdam during WWII. With the help of the extensive Dutch Resistance Movement she utilized many different methods of nonviolent action because, as she said, “It’s the right thing to do.”

This doctor saved thousands of lives during the Holocaust.

This doctor saved thousands of lives during the Holocaust.

Joel Brand was a sailor and odd-job man, originally from Transylvania but raised in Germany, who became known for his efforts during the Holocaust to save the Hungarian-Jewish community from deportation to the concentration camp at Auschwitz. He is remembered, in particular, for his negotiations with the German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer, Adolf Eichmann, to barter one million Jews for 10,000 trucks and other goods, a deal the Nazis called "Blut gegen Waren" ("blood for goods").

Joel Brand was a sailor and odd-job man, originally from Transylvania but raised in Germany, who became known for his efforts during the Holocaust to save the Hungarian-Jewish community from deportation to the concentration camp at Auschwitz. He is remembered, in particular, for his negotiations with the German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer, Adolf Eichmann, to barter one million Jews for 10,000 trucks and other goods, a deal the Nazis called "Blut gegen Waren" ("blood for goods").

Countess Karolina Lanckorońska (1898-2002) was a Polish World War II resistance fighter, historian and art historian. As member of Polish resistance she was arrested, interrogated, tortured, tried and sentenced to death at Stanisławów prison. Thanks to her family connections, she wasn't executed but was instead sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Immediately after release in 1945, she wrote her war memoirs. Source: Wikipedia.

Countess Karolina Lanckorońska (1898-2002) was a Polish World War II resistance fighter, historian and art historian. As member of Polish resistance she was arrested, interrogated, tortured, tried and sentenced to death at Stanisławów prison. Thanks to her family connections, she wasn't executed but was instead sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Immediately after release in 1945, she wrote her war memoirs. Source: Wikipedia.

Rudolf Kubiš, older brother of Jan Kubiš. He was shot at Mauthausen along with his wife Marie on 24 October 1942. They were survived by their 4 year old son Rudolf, who was subjected to German "medical" experiments & as a result suffered severe mental damage.

Rudolf Kubiš, older brother of Jan Kubiš. He was shot at Mauthausen along with his wife Marie on 24 October 1942. They were survived by their 4 year old son Rudolf, who was subjected to German "medical" experiments & as a result suffered severe mental damage.

11 Women Warriors of World War II

11 Women Warriors of World War II

With possibly the hardest to remember name on the list, his actions were anything but. Even though he knew that the Portuguese government was against helping the Jews he still issued tens of thousands of visas. Although his efforts saved numerous lives he was eventually exiled and died in poverty.

With possibly the hardest to remember name on the list, his actions were anything but. Even though he knew that the Portuguese government was against helping the Jews he still issued tens of thousands of visas. Although his efforts saved numerous lives he was eventually exiled and died in poverty.

Col Leon "Eagle" Faye (1899-1944) was one of the leaders of the French Resistance Alliance movement. He was one of the leaders the Alliance network, known as "Noah's Ark" because all the member's code names were different animal names.

Col Leon "Eagle" Faye (1899-1944) was one of the leaders of the French Resistance Alliance movement. He was one of the leaders the Alliance network, known as "Noah's Ark" because all the member's code names were different animal names.

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