Laura Spurling

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The great Jewish educator Janusz Korczak (physician, writer, and pedagogue) became head of the Warsaw Jewish Orphanage. In the ghetto, he did everything within his power to improve the situation of the children in his orphanage. Although offered the chance, he rejected the opportunity of going into hiding outside the ghetto and instead chose to stand by his orphans. On Aug 5, 1942, Korczak and the 200 children in his orphanage were deported to the Treblinka death camp where they all…

The great Jewish educator Janusz Korczak (physician, writer, and pedagogue)…

Hiuaz Kairovna Dospanova (1922-2008), the only female pilot and navigator from Kazakhstan to serve during the Second World War, From May 1942 she served as navigator, and later became the head of communication of the 46th Guards Night Bomber Regiment—commonly referred to as the Night Witches, a nickname they were given by the Germans that they terrorized in their nightly raids. Dospanova made more than 300 combat missions and was seriously injured in April 1943 while making a landing in…

Hiuaz Kairovna Dospanova the only female pilot and navigator from Kazakhstan to serve during the Second World War. Dospanova made more than 300 combat missions and was seriously injured i.

Élise Rivet was the Mother Superior at the convent of “Notre Dame de Compassion”, where she not only hid refugees from the gestapo, but also used the convent to stash some weapons & ammunition for the resistance. She was eventually caught in March of 1944 & sentenced to hard labor at Ravensbrück concentration camp. About a year later, Élise was murdered along with thousands of others just weeks before the war ended. She volunteered to go into the gas chamber in the place of a mother.

Élise Rivet was Mother Superior at the convent of “Notre Dame de Compassion”…

One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880s was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel.

One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. >> Whoa - a gang of female toughs.

Eisenhower, a prophet who foresaw holocaust denial,as history clearly testifies to the sad death of many innocents by Nazi ideology.

Holocaust a prophet who foresaw holocaust denial, a foul lie, as history clearly testifies to the sad death of many innocents by Nazi ideology. Never saw an Eisenhower quote.

A true hero - Irene Sendler

"Faith In Humanity Restored"- um how can Al Gore beating this woman out of the Nobel Peace Prize restore faith in humanity! My faith will be restored when people like this woman beat fame whores like Al Gore out of the Nobel Prize! Wake-up world!

Identity photo of Dirke Otten, who gave her identity card to a Jew in order to save her. Otten and her husband hid as many as 50 Jews in their home at one time

Identity photo of Dirke Otten, who gave her identity card to a Jew in order to save her. Otten and her husband hid as many as 50 Jews in their home at one time - WWII

Elisabeta Strul, Romania - The young Romanian worker who sheltered her Jewish neighbors during the Iasi pogrom. #WomensDay #wmnhist

Elisabeta Strul, Romania - The young Romanian worker who sheltered her Jewish neighbours during the Iasi pogrom.

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 worked doggedly to save the lives of Jewish children who were facing deportation to the German death camps. On August just thirteen days before the liberation of Paris, Suzanne Spaak was executed by the Gestapo.