On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."
Hidden heroes / Filmmaker focuses on Marin's Sonia Orbuch, other Jewish partisans who fought Nazis
Sarah Ginaite was a member of the underground resistance movement in the ghetto of Vilna, Poland. Novogrudok, Belarus http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hidden-heroes-Filmmaker-focuses-on-Marin-s-2864571.php#photo-2231788
Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.
Dr. Adelaide "Heidi" Hautval of Strasbourg, France was arrested by the Nazis. Sent to Auschwitz, she witnessed the medical experiments and refused to participate. Transported to Ravensbruck, she again refused to participate in experiments. When the doctor said that Jews were different, she said, “In this camp, many people are different from me. You, for example.” She saved many lives by hiding the condemned as patients and stayed at the camp with Mme Vaillant-Couturier post war to care for…