This is Elfriede Rinkel. In her twenties  she was a guard at Ravensbrück. At the tail end of the Second World War, from June 1944 to April 1945, she was an acting handler of the viciously trained SS guard dogs. In 1959 Rinkel left for the United States where she was admitted as an immigrant.  In the 1960s she met a German Jew, Fred William Rinkel and they married in 1962. Her husband had fled Nazi Germany and escaped the Holocaust but died never knowing of his wife’s past. by sarahx
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sarahx This is Elfriede Rinkel. In her twenties she was a guard at Ravensbrück. At the tail end of the Second World War, from June 1944 to April 1945, she was an acting handler of the viciously trained SS guard dogs. In 1959 Rinkel left for the United States where she was admitted as an immigrant. In the 1960s she met a German Jew, Fred William Rinkel and they married in 1962. Her husband had fled Nazi Germany and escaped the Holocaust but died never knowing of his wife’s past.
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Nazi Capturted in US. Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan-Former guard at the Majdanek & Ravensbruck concentration camps. Then moved to the US in 1959 & became a citizen, after marrying an American. She settled in Queens until 1964 when a tip by Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal to the NY Times led to her exposure. In 1973, she became the first Nazi war criminal extradited from the US to WGermany. She went through multiple criminal trials and was eventually sentenced to life in prison in 1981. by christina carrera
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christina carrera Nazi Capturted in US. Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan-Former guard at the Majdanek & Ravensbruck concentration camps. Then moved to the US in 1959 & became a citizen, after marrying an American. She settled in Queens until 1964 when a tip by Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal to the NY Times led to her exposure. In 1973, she became the first Nazi war criminal extradited from the US to WGermany. She went through multiple criminal trials and was eventually sentenced to life in prison in 1981.
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"Irma Grese, “the Beast of Belsen” (1923-1945) - a former nursing assistant and teenage Nazi SS auxiliary female guard in Auschwitz and Belsen concentration camps. Under the Nazi system, Irma was trained to function as a state serial killer, but in the end began to kill for her own hedonistic needs. She had a dark compulsion to torture and kill inmates in her charge and became so excessively homicidal that even male SS guards began to complain. by eva.ritz
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eva.ritz "Irma Grese, “the Beast of Belsen” (1923-1945) - a former nursing assistant and teenage Nazi SS auxiliary female guard in Auschwitz and Belsen concentration camps. Under the Nazi system, Irma was trained to function as a state serial killer, but in the end began to kill for her own hedonistic needs. She had a dark compulsion to torture and kill inmates in her charge and became so excessively homicidal that even male SS guards began to complain.
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Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, who died at the age of 103, was a Jew and a woman in a place and an era where it was difficult to be either. She received her Nobel prize for her discovery of nerve growth factor, much of the work on which she performed, in hiding, in the hills near Turin in Mussolini’s Italy. In the years before her death, she remained active in many endeavors, including a foundation to mentor young people. by jaclyn
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jaclyn Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, who died at the age of 103, was a Jew and a woman in a place and an era where it was difficult to be either. She received her Nobel prize for her discovery of nerve growth factor, much of the work on which she performed, in hiding, in the hills near Turin in Mussolini’s Italy. In the years before her death, she remained active in many endeavors, including a foundation to mentor young people.
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Nancy Wake was an Australian living in France when the country surrendered to the Germans in 1940, Ms Wake helped people escape to Spain before she fled to Britain in 1943 when the Gestapo came after her.    Trained there, she was parachuted back into France by the British to organise the resistance ahead of D-Day. by roberta
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roberta Nancy Wake was an Australian living in France when the country surrendered to the Germans in 1940, Ms Wake helped people escape to Spain before she fled to Britain in 1943 when the Gestapo came after her. Trained there, she was parachuted back into France by the British to organise the resistance ahead of D-Day.
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Studio portrait of actress Olga Ilić by Milan Jovanović, 1900
This picture is considered the first semi-nude photograph in Serbia. Olga Ilić, later Ilić-Hristilić (1880, Thessaloniki – 1945, Belgrade), was a famous Serbian actress. She was born the illegitimate daughter of Marija Gašparović and a Frenchman. Mother and daughter moved to Niš after Olga’s father had died. In Niš Olga started her acting career at the age of fourteen and pursued it by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal Studio portrait of actress Olga Ilić by Milan Jovanović, 1900 This picture is considered the first semi-nude photograph in Serbia. Olga Ilić, later Ilić-Hristilić (1880, Thessaloniki – 1945, Belgrade), was a famous Serbian actress. She was born the illegitimate daughter of Marija Gašparović and a Frenchman. Mother and daughter moved to Niš after Olga’s father had died. In Niš Olga started her acting career at the age of fourteen and pursued it
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Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped at age nine by Comanche's who massacred her family. She lived with them for 24 years, forgetting her white ways. She married Chief Peta Nocona and had 3 children including Quanah Parker. Rescued at age 34 by Texas rangers but for 10 yrs refused to adjust to white ways. She escaped once only to be "rescued" again. Heartbroken over the loss of her husband and children she stopped eating and died of influenza in by joann
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joann Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped at age nine by Comanche's who massacred her family. She lived with them for 24 years, forgetting her white ways. She married Chief Peta Nocona and had 3 children including Quanah Parker. Rescued at age 34 by Texas rangers but for 10 yrs refused to adjust to white ways. She escaped once only to be "rescued" again. Heartbroken over the loss of her husband and children she stopped eating and died of influenza in
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"This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. Germany, April 16, 1945." by eddie
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eddie "This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. Germany, April 16, 1945."
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Cadet Kristin Baker has a Huckleberry Finn look to her, but don't be fooled. She shattered tradition at an unlikely place, the military academy at West Point, New York, which first admitted women in 1976. Thirteen years later, she was selected Brigade Commander and First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, titles she shared with Robert E Lee and Douglas MacArthur. by aurora
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aurora Cadet Kristin Baker has a Huckleberry Finn look to her, but don't be fooled. She shattered tradition at an unlikely place, the military academy at West Point, New York, which first admitted women in 1976. Thirteen years later, she was selected Brigade Commander and First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, titles she shared with Robert E Lee and Douglas MacArthur.
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Henry the VIII room at Hampton Court | The ghost of one of Henry VIII's wives, Katherine Howard, is supposed to appear in this area, The Haunted Galary near the Chapel Royal.  She escaped her apartments where she was being held captive for crimes of treason, and fled to meet Henry when he emerged from the Chapel, pleading for mercy. by rosario
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rosario Henry the VIII room at Hampton Court | The ghost of one of Henry VIII's wives, Katherine Howard, is supposed to appear in this area, The Haunted Galary near the Chapel Royal. She escaped her apartments where she was being held captive for crimes of treason, and fled to meet Henry when he emerged from the Chapel, pleading for mercy.
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Christine Granville was a British WW2 spy. Her feats included acting as a courier in Nazi-occupied Europe, parachuting into France in support of the Allied invasion and rescuing three of her comrades from certain execution. She was said to be Winston Churchill’s favorite spy. Men found her irresistible, and she did very little to resist them. by yolanda
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yolanda Christine Granville was a British WW2 spy. Her feats included acting as a courier in Nazi-occupied Europe, parachuting into France in support of the Allied invasion and rescuing three of her comrades from certain execution. She was said to be Winston Churchill’s favorite spy. Men found her irresistible, and she did very little to resist them.
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Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) in 1945 in her ATS uniform during the war where she was trained as a driver. by amalia
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amalia Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) in 1945 in her ATS uniform during the war where she was trained as a driver.
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..Jane Toppan confessed to 31 murders in 1901. Toppan was a trained nurse who used her patients as involuntary subjects in self-directed tests involving morphine and atropine. Toppan concocted many of the patients' conditions herself, often creating fake charts to "monitor" their progress. She later confessed to getting a sexual thrill from being with patients near death. After being fired, she began a poisoning spree, killing her landlords and her foster sister. In an attempt to woo the foster sister's widowed husband, she poisoned him in order to nurse him back to health. After poisoning an elderly charge, Toppan was arrested and confessed. She was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and committed to the Taunton Insane Hospital until she died at 81. WikiCommons / Via commons.wikimedia.org by sally
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sally ..Jane Toppan confessed to 31 murders in 1901. Toppan was a trained nurse who used her patients as involuntary subjects in self-directed tests involving morphine and atropine. Toppan concocted many of the patients' conditions herself, often creating fake charts to "monitor" their progress. She later confessed to getting a sexual thrill from being with patients near death. After being fired, she began a poisoning spree, killing her landlords and her foster sister. In an attempt to woo the foster sister's widowed husband, she poisoned him in order to nurse him back to health. After poisoning an elderly charge, Toppan was arrested and confessed. She was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and committed to the Taunton Insane Hospital until she died at 81. WikiCommons / Via commons.wikimedia.org
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In an attempt to give the incidents their rightful recognition in the historical context of the Holocaust, Dr. Firpo W. Carr has authored a new book entitled, Germany’s Black Holocaust: 1890–1945. In it, he reveals the startling hidden history of Black victims of the Holocaust. The mayhem and carnage date back to the turn of the 20th century, many years before there were ever any other unfortunate victims—Jew or Gentile—of the Holocaust. by Zeeprist
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Zeeprist In an attempt to give the incidents their rightful recognition in the historical context of the Holocaust, Dr. Firpo W. Carr has authored a new book entitled, Germany’s Black Holocaust: 1890–1945. In it, he reveals the startling hidden history of Black victims of the Holocaust. The mayhem and carnage date back to the turn of the 20th century, many years before there were ever any other unfortunate victims—Jew or Gentile—of the Holocaust.
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Marthe Cohn is an author and Holocaust survivor. Her book,  "Behind Enemy Lines: the True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany", by My.Life.With.Aspergers
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My.Life.With.Aspergers Marthe Cohn is an author and Holocaust survivor. Her book, "Behind Enemy Lines: the True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany",
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Krystyna Skarbek: (born 1908 & died 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She became a British agent months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and was one of the longest-serving of all Britain’s wartime women agents. by Eva0707
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Eva0707 Krystyna Skarbek: (born 1908 & died 1952) was a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France. She became a British agent months before the SOE was founded in July 1940 and was one of the longest-serving of all Britain’s wartime women agents.
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Nicknamed the Beautiful Beast. Irma Grese was a concentration camp guard and one of the few women to be called to account for her crimes. She was hanged in 1945 at the age of 22. by eva.ritz
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eva.ritz Nicknamed the Beautiful Beast. Irma Grese was a concentration camp guard and one of the few women to be called to account for her crimes. She was hanged in 1945 at the age of 22.
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Princess Cecilie was a daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his wife and cousin Princess Alice of Battenberg. She was an older sister of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. At age 19 Cecilie married her cousin George Donatus. They joined the Nazi Party in 1937. by suzanne
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suzanne Princess Cecilie was a daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his wife and cousin Princess Alice of Battenberg. She was an older sister of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. At age 19 Cecilie married her cousin George Donatus. They joined the Nazi Party in 1937.
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Corrie ten Boom. She & her family hid persecuted Jews in Nazi Holland during WWII, for which they were imprisoned, tortured & Corrie's family killed. Corrie endured solitary confinement in prison & 10 months of cruelty while interned, yet always prayed for the hearts of her captors. She was released from Ravensbruck concentration camp on New Year’s Eve 1944 & later learned it was due to a clerical error. The women in her age group were sent to their deaths 1 week after her discharge. by bertha
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bertha Corrie ten Boom. She & her family hid persecuted Jews in Nazi Holland during WWII, for which they were imprisoned, tortured & Corrie's family killed. Corrie endured solitary confinement in prison & 10 months of cruelty while interned, yet always prayed for the hearts of her captors. She was released from Ravensbruck concentration camp on New Year’s Eve 1944 & later learned it was due to a clerical error. The women in her age group were sent to their deaths 1 week after her discharge.
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Sorry , but her whole life was identical to the way she died , as she herself admitted her life was 's bit of a car crash ' as she was used to sire the next generation of monarchy to slightly improve the monarchies gene pool , as the Spencer family were viewed as very suitable bloodstock as strong connections to royalty previously in history , poor Diana appeared so fortunate , the most photographed person of all time , but admitted on national TV as spilt from Charles that it was loveless life by USA_gal
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USA_gal Sorry , but her whole life was identical to the way she died , as she herself admitted her life was 's bit of a car crash ' as she was used to sire the next generation of monarchy to slightly improve the monarchies gene pool , as the Spencer family were viewed as very suitable bloodstock as strong connections to royalty previously in history , poor Diana appeared so fortunate , the most photographed person of all time , but admitted on national TV as spilt from Charles that it was loveless life
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Richard Baer was a Nazi official with the rank of SS-Sturmbannführer and commander of the Auschwitz I concentration camp from May 1944 to February 1945. by eva.ritz
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eva.ritz Richard Baer was a Nazi official with the rank of SS-Sturmbannführer and commander of the Auschwitz I concentration camp from May 1944 to February 1945.
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Irena Sendler 1910-2008

A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck.

She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The by christa
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christa Irena Sendler 1910-2008 A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The
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Irena Sendler. 1910-2008 A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The by Jinx62
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Jinx62 Irena Sendler. 1910-2008 A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The
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The room where Natascha Kampusch was held for eight years by Wolfgang Priklopil (May 14, 1962 – August 23, 2006). In 1998, he kidnapped 10-year-old Natascha Kampusch and held her for eight years, committing suicide after she escaped. by rosario
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rosario The room where Natascha Kampusch was held for eight years by Wolfgang Priklopil (May 14, 1962 – August 23, 2006). In 1998, he kidnapped 10-year-old Natascha Kampusch and held her for eight years, committing suicide after she escaped.
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Irena Sendler 1910-2008 A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The by surnaturel
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surnaturel Irena Sendler 1910-2008 A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The
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Boruch Spiegel, in 1939 at the age of 19, who was one of the last surviving members of the Jewish resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto. Mr. Spiegel was on guard duty and gave the signal to attack the German army as they came liquidate the ghetto in April 1943. The ghetto residents antagonized the Nazis for 28 days. Mr. Spiegel escaped to safety and joined the Polish resistance. He died on May 7, 2013 at the age of 93. by ashlee
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ashlee Boruch Spiegel, in 1939 at the age of 19, who was one of the last surviving members of the Jewish resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto. Mr. Spiegel was on guard duty and gave the signal to attack the German army as they came liquidate the ghetto in April 1943. The ghetto residents antagonized the Nazis for 28 days. Mr. Spiegel escaped to safety and joined the Polish resistance. He died on May 7, 2013 at the age of 93.
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Maggie Smith shot the last three HP movies while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. She said she wouldn't allow it to beat her, and she was going to see the project through because it was one of her favorites in her career of acting. What an inspiration to us all by sigulya
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sigulya Maggie Smith shot the last three HP movies while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. She said she wouldn't allow it to beat her, and she was going to see the project through because it was one of her favorites in her career of acting. What an inspiration to us all
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Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore, who won for his presentation on global warming...but she is a HERO! by wilma
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wilma Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore, who won for his presentation on global warming...but she is a HERO!
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Corrie Ten Boom helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in a secret room in her family's home. Eventually she was arrested and taken to concentration camps, including Ravensbruck. While imprisoned she held Bible studies using a small Bible she managed to sneak passed guards. After the war she aided Holocaust survivors, traveled as a public speaker to over sixty countries and wrote eight books. (Submitted by Michaela Jaros) by Isabel OJeda Araujo
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Isabel OJeda Araujo Corrie Ten Boom helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in a secret room in her family's home. Eventually she was arrested and taken to concentration camps, including Ravensbruck. While imprisoned she held Bible studies using a small Bible she managed to sneak passed guards. After the war she aided Holocaust survivors, traveled as a public speaker to over sixty countries and wrote eight books. (Submitted by Michaela Jaros)
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Maggie Smith shot the last three HP movies while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. She said she wouldn't allow it to beat her, and she was going to see the project through because it was one of her favorites in her career of acting. What an inspiration to us all by juliet
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juliet Maggie Smith shot the last three HP movies while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. She said she wouldn't allow it to beat her, and she was going to see the project through because it was one of her favorites in her career of acting. What an inspiration to us all
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Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore, who won for his presentation on global warming...but she is a HERO! ~ by wilma
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wilma Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore, who won for his presentation on global warming...but she is a HERO! ~
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