Advocates and Allies

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‘I Needed Those Children As Much As They Needed Me’

Kate Lipner acted as the protector and surrogate mother for a family of Jewish children during the Holocaust, even shooting a Gestapo officer who had come to take the children to certain death.

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A Forester’s Sacrifice

A simple Lithuanian forester and his wife made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save a Jewish family during the Holocaust.

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A Principled Principal

A teacher and principal of an elementary school in Paris' Jewish Quarter during the Holocaust, Joseph Migneret dedicated himself to saving as many Jews as he could.

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‘You Are Everything I Hope For’

Ten years ago, Anna Riesen Flescher was named Righteous Among the Nations for saving a Jewish doctor during the Holocaust - a man who would become her husband.

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A Teacher, a Preacher, and a Righteous Gentile

Nicolette Bruining was a Dutch teacher, theologian, and radio personality who helped Jews during the Holocaust, earning her recognition as Righteous Among the Nations.

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A Righteous Dutch Policeman and His Wife

Theodorus and Eva Bol were part of the Dutch underground during WWII, helping fight the Nazis while also sheltering Jews in their home, actions which led to them being imprisoned.

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‘To Her We Owe Our Lives’

Jeanne Albouy was a Frenchwoman, her own husband a prisoner of the Nazis, who saved a Jewish family from deportation and death during the Holocaust.

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With Open Arms

A nanny and wet nurse in Poland, Karolina Maciag rescued and raised a young Jewish boy whose family was murdered by the Nazis.

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A Composer with a Conscience

Gottfried von Einem was a famous Austrian composer who not only opposed the Nazis, but saved a Jewish musician from certain death at their hands.

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‘These Poor, Helpless People’

Elisabeth Schiemann was a genetic scientist, botanist, and Christian in Germany during World War II who not only spoke out against the Nazis, but helped Jews escape them, as well.

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I Decided to Do Whatever I Could’

Dimitar Peshev was the Vice President of Bulgaria's Parliament during the Holocaust, and his actions saved 48,000 Jews from certain death.

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A Farmer’s Cart Saves a Family

The Yanus and Kaminski families of Poland saved a Jewish family from certain death at the hands of the Nazis.

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My Beloved and Most Precious Child

Six-year-old Dita Gerlitz was handed over to Christian Poles by her Jewish parents, who were sent to death camps by the Nazis. Their story is one of miracles.

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The Girl with the Red Hair

Hannie Schaft was a Dutch resistance fighter during World War II whose actions ranged from providing stolen ID cards for Jews to acts of sabotage against the Nazis.

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The Messenger

Jan Karski was a member of the Polish Resistance during World War II whose reports on the Warsaw Ghetto and other Nazi atrocities brought news of the Holocaust to the world.

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100-Year-Old Who Saved Jewish Girl Named Righteous Among the Nations

Polish centenarian Aleksandra Cybulska was honored for hiding a Jewish girl during the Holocaust, also giving her false identification that saved her life.

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The Angel of Budapest

Angel Sanz-Briz was a Spanish diplomat who saved five thousand Hungarian Jews from deportation to Auschwitz.

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A Hard-Working Housekeeper, a Righteous Gentile

Sofia Kritikou was a single mother and house cleaner in Athens who sheltered and saved Jews during the Holocaust.

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Kind and Passionately Determined

A Mennonite from the U.S. and a French teacher, Lois Gunden rescued many Jewish children in France during the Holocaust. 

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A Drink, a Drink; Water, Water’

Anne-Marie Epaud was a French Gentile who was executed by the Nazis for quenching the thirst of Jewish women at the Auschwitz-Birkenau exermination camp.

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Escape from the Hospital

When the Nazis rounded up and murdered the Jews of the Stolin ghetto on Rosh Hashanah 1942, they left Jewish hospital staff behind, who were able to escape thanks to Christian friends.

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