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The man who stumbled on HELL
The man who stumbled on HELL: His place in history has never been revealed. But a published memoir by an SAS officer recounts how he uncovered the horrors of Belsen. Lieutenant John Randall thought iron gates led to a grand country house. Then he saw figures, dressed in rags, shuffling from a hut. Trying not to retch at the smell, Randall addressed the prisoners. Afterwards he noticed the emaciated corpses locked in hideous embraces. The camp contained 50,000 prisoners, most of all near deat...
Tina Strobos, Dutch student who rescued 100 Jews during the Holocaust, dies at 91
Tina Strobos, famous woman of the Dutch resistance who sheltered more than 100 Jews during the Holocaust, passed away at the age of 91. She risked her own life for total strangers. She found ingenious ways to forge travel documents. She let carpenters build hidden rooms in her own house. She was arrested multiple times and survived all the interrogations. Her house was searched multiple times. she said, “ I just believed in the sacredness of life.”
Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese diplomat in Lithuania who saved 6,000 Jews. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18-20 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was still writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away.