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Sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau with another two hundred French women prisoners, Dr. Adelaide Hautval, a devout Protestant, was housed with five hundred Jewish women prisoners, and was nicknamed “the saint.” With little or no resources, she attempted to help Jewish prisoners who had contracted typhus, refrained from reporting the prisoners’ illnesses (thereby sparing them immediate death) and treated them with boundless dedication.

Sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau with another two hundred French women prisoners, Dr. Adelaide Hautval, a devout Protestant, was housed with five hundred Jewish women prisoners, and was nicknamed “the saint.” With little or no resources, she attempted to help Jewish prisoners who had contracted typhus, refrained from reporting the prisoners’ illnesses (thereby sparing them immediate death) and treated them with boundless dedication.

"Oskar Schindler: The Man Who Sacrificed Everything." Includes interview with Leon Leysen - the youngest surviving Jew from Schindler's list.

"Oskar Schindler: The Man Who Sacrificed Everything." Includes interview with Leon Leysen - the youngest surviving Jew from Schindler's list.

Naked Jewish women some holding their youngsters are from a Ukraine ghetto waiting in line to be executed by Nazis and anti-Semitic Nazi supporters.

Naked Jewish women some holding their youngsters are from a Ukraine ghetto waiting in line to be executed by Nazis and anti-Semitic Nazi supporters.

Bergen Belsen, Germany, 1945, British nurses treating death camp surviving inmates.

Bergen Belsen, Germany, 1945, British nurses treating death camp surviving inmates.

Lois Gibbs. In 1978, after discovering her entire neighborhood was built on a toxic waste dump and with no prior experience in community activism, Gibbs organized her neighbors and formed the Love Canal Homeowners Association. She led her community in a battle against the local, state, and federal governments. After years of struggle, 833 families were eventually evacuated, and cleanup of Love Canal began. Her efforts also led to the creation of the EPA's Superfund Act.

Lois Gibbs. In 1978, after discovering her entire neighborhood was built on a toxic waste dump and with no prior experience in community activism, Gibbs organized her neighbors and formed the Love Canal Homeowners Association. She led her community in a battle against the local, state, and federal governments. After years of struggle, 833 families were eventually evacuated, and cleanup of Love Canal began. Her efforts also led to the creation of the EPA's Superfund Act.

Moira Smith, the NYPD officer who rescued people from the WTC, went back to get more and was killed when the south tower collapsed. She was the only female police officer to die on 9/11. BRAVE WOMAN! Rest her soul

Moira Smith, the NYPD officer who rescued people from the WTC, went back to get more and was killed when the south tower collapsed. She was the only female police officer to die on 9/11. BRAVE WOMAN! Rest her soul

Harriet Tubman circa 1885   Born Araminta Harriet Ross 1820  Dorchester County, Maryland   Died March 10, 1913 (age 93)  Auburn, New York, US   Cause of death Pneumonia   Resting place Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York, U.S.A    Nationality American     Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.

Harriet Tubman circa 1885 Born Araminta Harriet Ross 1820 Dorchester County, Maryland Died March 10, 1913 (age 93) Auburn, New York, US Cause of death Pneumonia Resting place Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York, U.S.A Nationality American Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.

Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the  only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

17 Unsung Heroes Of Black History

Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.

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Photo Gallery: Stylish Pilots of the Early 20th Century

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The few lucky ones: A Jewish woman and her daughter after their release from a German slave labor camp. They worked at an ammunition plant.

The few lucky ones: A Jewish woman and her daughter after their release from a German slave labor camp. They worked at an ammunition plant.

Antique Beatrice Nebraska Photo 1890's Cabinet Photograph J H Woods Photographer Man with Moustache Woman in Long Dark Dress

Antique Beatrice Nebraska Photo 1890's Cabinet Photograph J H Woods Photographer

Antique Beatrice Nebraska Photo 1890's Cabinet Photograph J H Woods Photographer Man with Moustache Woman in Long Dark Dress

"This is the story of Erzsebet Fajo who worked as a nursemaid for a Jewish family – a young woman of very modest circumstances, who,when the tides changed defied danger & despite the rumors of the imminent deportation of Budapest’s Jews, decided to move back in with the family.She obtained protective papers for them,& when Jews were being rounded up in order to march them to the Austrian border,she managed to smuggle the Abonyis out of their home, past the German and Hungarian guards."

"This is the story of Erzsebet Fajo who worked as a nursemaid for a Jewish family – a young woman of very modest circumstances, who,when the tides changed defied danger & despite the rumors of the imminent deportation of Budapest’s Jews, decided to move back in with the family.She obtained protective papers for them,& when Jews were being rounded up in order to march them to the Austrian border,she managed to smuggle the Abonyis out of their home, past the German and Hungarian guards."

At only 17, Kate Lipner was hiding Jewish children in World  War II France, on high alert for two years, doing her best to stay a step ahead of the Gestapo. The children all survived. Kate Lipner is featured in our Ferro Fountain of the Righteous, along with others recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

At only 17, Kate Lipner was hiding Jewish children in World War II France, on high alert for two years, doing her best to stay a step ahead of the Gestapo. The children all survived. Kate Lipner is featured in our Ferro Fountain of the Righteous, along with others recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

Suzanne Spaak, France - The mother of two who left the comfort of her upper-class home in Paris to join the Underground and rescue Jews. #WomensDay #wmnhist

Suzanne Spaak, France - The mother of two who left the comfort of her upper-class home in Paris to join the Underground and rescue Jews. #WomensDay #wmnhist

Bert and Anne Bochove, who hid 37 Jews in their pharmacy in Huizen, an Amsterdam suburb, pose here with their children. The two were named "Righteous Among the Nations." The Netherlands, 1944 or 1945.

Bert and Anne Bochove, who hid 37 Jews in their pharmacy in Huizen, an Amsterdam suburb, pose here with their children. The two were named "Righteous Among the Nations." The Netherlands, 1944 or 1945.

being liberated from a Nazi concentration camp 1945

being liberated from a Nazi concentration camp 1945