The Divine Sarah

The Divine Sarah

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.

He Saved Jews During Paris Attacks

He Saved Jews During Paris Attacks

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.

The Heroic Nanny

The Heroic Nanny

Antonina Gordey was a Russian nanny who saved a little Jewish girl by pretending she was her own illegitimate child.

The Jewish Civil War Hero

The Jewish Civil War Hero

Leopold Karpeles was a Czech-born Jewish immigrant to Galveston, Texas who earned a Congressional Medal of Honor in the American Civil War.

The Irish Schindler

The Irish Schindler

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. 

A Woman Of Valor

A Woman Of Valor

Recha Sternbuch was an Orthodox Jewish woman in Switzerland who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis.

Père Jacques

Père Jacques

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.

The Man Who Escaped From Auschwitz

The Man Who Escaped From Auschwitz

Witold Pilecki was a Polish Resistance fighter who smuggled himself into Auschwitz to verify and report on the atrocities happening there.

The Dancer Who Went Down Fighting

The Dancer Who Went Down Fighting

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.

Killed For Giving A Condemned Woman A Sip Of Water

Killed For Giving A Condemned Woman A Sip Of Water

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.

A Way To Scare The Germans

A Way To Scare The Germans

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.

Hannah Greenbaum

Hannah Greenbaum

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.

The Ringmaster Who Saved Jews

The Ringmaster Who Saved Jews

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.

The Father Of American Cyber Defense

The Father Of American Cyber Defense

Sidney “Tom” Weinstein was a United States Army Lt. General and the principal architect of America's electronic military intelligence corps.