Lydia Litvyak was a Russian fighter pilot during World War II and the first female to shoot down an enemy plane.
Josefa risked her life to save the boy from the Nazis. After learning that his parents had been murdered, she wanted him baptized. The priest said no.
Noor Inayat Khan was an Indian princess, devout Muslim, and Allied spy who sacrificed her life to fight the Nazi war machine.
Sophie Scholl was a German college student and political activist who bravely fought the Nazi propaganda machine at the cost of her young life.
Nancy Wake was a gutsy journalist from Australia who became a leader of the Allied resistance and killed a Nazi with her bare hands.
Dr. Mohamed Helmy was an Egyptian urologist in Berlin who saved a Jewish family during the Holocaust despite great risk to himself.
Golda Meir was the fourth prime minister of Israel, and a beloved leader of the Jewish people. Her greatest contribution, however, may have come earlier in her career.
Morris Frank was the first person to be partnered with a seeing eye dog, and a passionate activist whose work led to the widespread acceptance of guide dogs throughout the world.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor in Nazi Germany whose opposition to Hitler cost him his life.
Danny Kaye was a multi-talented entertainer and humanitarian who dedicated his life to brightening the lives of others.
Willem Arondeus was a Dutch resistance fighter who gave his life trying to protect his Jewish countrymen from the Nazis.
Marthe Hoffnung Cohn is a French Jewish woman who worked as a spy in Nazi Germany, risking her life behind enemy lines to collect and deliver intelligence to the Allies.
Ho Feng-Shan was a mild-mannered diplomat who saved thousands of Austrian Jews between 1938 and 1940.
Samuel Leibowitz was a criminal lawyer best known for defending the Scottsboro Boys, nine young African-Americans sentenced to death for a crime they did not commit.
Princess Alice was an unconventional royal who prioritized helping others over wealth and privilege.
King Mohammed V of Morocco saved his country’s 250,000 Jews from persecution and death at the hands of France's pro-Nazi Vichy regime during the Holocaust.
Marcel Marceau’s extraordinary talent for pantomime entertained audiences around the world for over sixty years. It also saved hundreds of Jewish children during the Holocaust.
Hermann Goering was Hitler’s right-hand man and the founder of the Gestapo. Albert Goering was his younger brother. While his maniacal sibling was killing Jews, Albert worked tirelessly to save them.
Leslie Howard was a British actor best known for playing Ashley Wilkes in the 1939 blockbuster Gone with the Wind. His most important role, however, was off camera. And he gave his life for it.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko was one of the five deadliest snipers of all time, and a major thorn in Hitler's side.