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Rudolf "Rudi" Vrba (b. Walter Rosenburg, 11 September 1924 – 27 March 2006) was a professor of pharmacology at the University of British Columbia. Originally from Topoľčany, Slovakia, he is known for his escape, aged 19, from Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War 2, and for providing some of the earliest, and most detailed, information about the mass murder that was taking place there.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi & founding member of the Confessing Church. Bonhoeffer was known for his resistance to the Nazi dictatorship. He strongly opposed Hitler's euthanasia program & persecution of the Jews. He was also involved with members of the Abwehr to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He was arrested in Apr 1943 by the Gestapo & executed by hanging in Apr 1945 while imprisoned at a concentration camp, just 23 days before the German…

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World War II army veteran Kenneth Porwoll of Roseville was photographed in 1946 after surviving the 1942 Bataan Death March and a 1-1/2 year sentence in a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines. Porwoll died at age 93 on Veterans Day 2013.

Jean Moulin (1899-1943) was a leader of the French Resistance during World War II. In June 1943, he was arrested in a suburb of Lyon, interrogated and tortured by Gestapo leader Klaus Barbie in Lyon and Paris. He never revealed anything to his captors and subsequently died near Metz on a train to Germany. Many historians believe that Klaus Barbie personally beat Moulin to death.

J.R.R. Tolkien, aged 24, in military uniform, while serving in the British Army during World War I, 1916.

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On 14 June 1940, sergeant François Mitterrand was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans. After a year and a half he finally managed to escape. He would become President of France, from 1981 to 1995.

John Franklin Bolt (19 May 1921 – 8 September 2004) was a United States Marine Corps aviator and a decorated flying ace who served during World War II and the Korean War. He remains the only U.S. Marine to achieve ace status in two wars and was also the only Marine jet fighter ace. He rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel during his military career.

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Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II, dies at 98

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II, dies at 98 By Adam Bernstein, Published: August 9 The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, 98, who died of an infection Aug. 7 in London, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.