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.

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.

Arthur Dietzsch was a prisoner who was the chief Kapo of Block 46 of Buchenwald concentration camp, where medical experiments to find a vaccine for typhus were done. At the trial, he made a statement in which he claimed that he was an active opponent of the Nazi regime; he claimed that he had never harmed anyone, but had saved the lives of many prisoners at the risk of his own life.

Arthur Dietzsch was a prisoner who was the chief Kapo of Block 46 of Buchenwald concentration camp, where medical experiments to find a vaccine for typhus were done. At the trial, he made a statement in which he claimed that he was an active opponent of the Nazi regime; he claimed that he had never harmed anyone, but had saved the lives of many prisoners at the risk of his own life.

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.

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.

Portugese diplomat Aristides de Souza Mendes defied orders from his superiors and provided visas to tens of thousands escaping the Nazi regime in 1940. “I would rather stand with God against Man than with Man against God,” he declared.

Portugese diplomat Aristides de Souza Mendes defied orders from his superiors and provided visas to tens of thousands escaping the Nazi regime in 1940. “I would rather stand with God against Man than with Man against God,” he declared.

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.

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.

Kafka and his three younger sisters, Gabrielle, Valerie and Ottilie.    During World War II, Kafka's sisters were sent with their families to the Łódź Ghetto and died there or in concentration camps. Ottla was sent to the concentration camp at Theresienstadt and then on 7 October 1943 to the death camp at Auschwitz, where 1,267 children and 51 guardians, including Ottla, were gassed to death on their arrival.

Kafka and his three younger sisters, Gabrielle, Valerie and Ottilie. During World War II, Kafka's sisters were sent with their families to the Łódź Ghetto and died there or in concentration camps. Ottla was sent to the concentration camp at Theresienstadt and then on 7 October 1943 to the death camp at Auschwitz, where 1,267 children and 51 guardians, including Ottla, were gassed to death on their arrival.

Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photo of Joseph Goebbels for LIFE Magazine taken at the League of Nations conference in Geneva; September 1933. The malevolent stare is all too visible. It never left Goebbels. I guess he died viewing the world like this. Colorized by British artist, Paul Edwards

Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photo of Joseph Goebbels for LIFE Magazine taken at the League of Nations conference in Geneva; September 1933. The malevolent stare is all too visible. It never left Goebbels. I guess he died viewing the world like this. Colorized by British artist, Paul Edwards

Anne Frank:ne pas oublier où mène le non respect des autres

Anne Frank:ne pas oublier où mène le non respect des autres

Romani children in Auschwitz, victims of medical experiments.

Romani children in Auschwitz, victims of medical experiments.

Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two black military pilots in World War I and warded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor.

Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two black military pilots in World War I and warded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor.

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