Sarah Bernhardt, the “Divine Sarah,” was the first international superstar. Born in Paris in 1844 to a Jewish high-class courtesan, she was raised by a hired nurse and never knew her father.
Lassana Bathily, a Malian immigrant living in France, saved several Jewish shoppers - including a baby - during a terrorist attack at the kosher market where he worked.
Rosalie Silberman Abella is a world-renowned jurist and the first Jewish woman to serve on the Canadian Supreme Court.
Antonina Gordey was a Russian nanny who saved a little Jewish girl by pretending she was her own illegitimate child.
Leopold Karpeles was a Czech-born Jewish immigrant to Galveston, Texas who earned a Congressional Medal of Honor in the American Civil War.
Mary Elmes was an Irish aid worker who saved over 200 Jewish children during the Holocaust by hiding them in the boot of her car.
Szmul Zygielbojm was a Jewish-Polish politician and labor leader who was the first to alert the world that the Jews of Poland were being systematically exterminated.
Recha Sternbuch was an Orthodox Jewish woman in Switzerland who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis.
Père (Father) Jacques was a Carmelite priest who took in Jewish refugees during the Holocaust and became a leader of the French Resistance, at the cost of his own life.
Witold Pilecki was a Polish Resistance fighter who smuggled himself into Auschwitz to verify and report on the atrocities happening there.
Bronislaw Huberman was a violin prodigy who saved thousands of European Jews by creating an “Orchestra of Exiles.”
Franceska Mann was a Jewish ballet dancer who was deported to Auschwitz and led an ill-fated rebellion on her way to the gas chambers.
Annette Epaud was a French woman who managed a popular cafe in La Rochelle. After the Germans invaded France in 1940, Annette contributed to the Resistance Movement by giving free meals to resisters.
Maajid Nawaz is a former radical Islamist who now devotes his life to battling extremism and anti-Semitism around the world.
Eugene Lazowski was a Polish doctor who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust by creating a fake epidemic that kept the Germans away from their town.
Daniel Lewin and Mohammad Hamdani were two 9/11 heroes with very different stories.
Hannah Greenebaum Solomon was a social reformer who founded the National Council of Jewish Women. Today, over 120 years later, the NCJW remains a highly effective volunteer organization committed to helping the least fortunate Americans.
Adolf and Maria Althoff were German circus owners who put their own lives at risk to save a family of Jewish acrobats during the Holocaust.
Premysl Pitter was a Czech Christian who cared for hundreds of orphaned Jewish children during and after the Holocaust.
Sidney “Tom” Weinstein was a United States Army Lt. General and the principal architect of America's electronic military intelligence corps.