World War II

Johanna Eck tree planting ceremony at Yad Vashem, 1977

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The Task That God Demands from Me

Johanna Eck was a German war widow who, during World War II, sheltered four victims of Nazi persecution, including two Jews.

The Bielski Brothers Spark a Jewish Resistance

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The Bielski Brothers Spark a Jewish Resistance

After experiencing the heartbreaking loss of their parents at the hands of the Germans in December 1941, three surviving brothers decided to take action.

Anna Igumnova

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A Righteous Chemist

Anna Igumnova was a Russian chemist who helped save Slovakian Jews from the Nazis during World War II.

Boxers Jimmy Welsh and Benny Leonard

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The Jewish Boxers Who Helped FBI Fight the Nazis

An upcoming novel tells the true story of how the FBI recruited Jewish boxers in America to fight the Nazi scourge during World War II.

Chiune Sugihara

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He Who Saves One Life, Saves the Entire World

A Japanese diplomat during World War II, Chiune Sugihara issued visas to thousands of Jewish refugees in Lithuania, saving them from certain death at the hands of the Nazis.

Andrée Geulen

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‘What I Did Was Merely My Duty’

Andrée Geulen is a Belgian schoolteacher who hid hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, saving more than 30,000 from certain death during the Holocaust.

Mennonite Righteous Gentile Lois Gunden, 1942

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A Mennonite in Nazi-Occupied France

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

Righteous Gentiles Harmina and Henk Post

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Pastor Post and His Righteous Wife and Brothers

Righteous Gentiles Pastor Hendrik "Henk" Post and his wife Harmina worked to save Jewish people and stop the Nazis intent on murdering God's children.

Franceska Mann, Auschwitz victim and Jewish dancer from Poland

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The Dancer of Auschwitz

Franceska Mann was a Jewish dancer from Poland who sparked a resistance against the Nazis in 1943, losing her life, but standing up against evil.

Yefim Haim Goldberg

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Celebrated Jewish WWII Vet Dies at 106

Yefim Haim Goldberg lived a good life - from decorated WWII hero to sailor to poet.

Hermann Maas at Yad Vashem

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A Bridge Builder and Persecuted Pastor

Hermann Maas was a German minister who was an advocate not only of Zionism, but for the Jewish people during the Holocaust, many of whom he saved from the Nazis.

Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum with wife and child

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Our Whole Life

Malgorzata Wolska and her children sheltered Warsaw Jews from the Nazis. While their Jewish friends were murdered, an important archive was saved.

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