Wladyslaw Szpilman, a famous and incredibly talented pianist and a survivor of the Holocaust.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was the only U.S. president to serve in both World War I and World War II. Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States and served two terms.
Milena Jesenska, Czech journalist, writer, editor and translator, who refused to abandon her Jewish friends and was deported with several of them to Ravensbruck concentration camp, where she died.
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…
Booker T Washington
Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier (1912-1996) was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan 1943, then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left. Her powerful testimony at Nuremberg was devastating to the defence. Afterward, she slowly walked past the Nazis, looked each one in the eye, effectively unnerving them. Most bowed their heads; others, unrepentant, did not.
Frédéric François Chopin 1810-1849
Romani children in Auschwitz, victims of medical experiments.
David Olère (1902 – 1985, Polish-born French) ~ "In The Undressing Room Of Crematorium" ~ As a Jew, David Olère was deported to Auschwitz, where he was forced to work in the gas chambers and crematorium. His work, based on personal experience, has exceptional documentary value. Needless to say that, in their tragic cruelty, his drawings and paintings are highly explicit.
Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a remarkable woman - a prodigious novelist, dramatist and campaigner for all manner of political reform. A rebellious, cross-dressing, cigar-smoking, scandalously-acting woman writer who lived at a time that was certainly much more of a man's world than today. Chopin was only one of many famous men in her life. After the relationship fell apart, in 1847, he scarcely composed again, before his death two years later.