Leopold Karpeles was a Czech-born Jewish immigrant to Galveston, Texas who earned a Congressional Medal of Honor in the American Civil War.
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.
Nancy Wake was a gutsy journalist from Australia who became a leader of the Allied resistance and killed a Nazi with her bare hands.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko was one of the five deadliest snipers of all time, and a major thorn in Hitler's side.
Tibor Rubin was a Hungarian Holocaust survivor and Korean War hero who received the Medal of Honor 55 years late because his sergeant was an anti-Semite.
Every American owes a debt of gratitude to Haym Salomon, the Polish Jew and financial wizard who enabled the ragtag Continental Army to win the Revolutionary War.
Rabbi David Einhorn risked life and career by denouncing slavery from his Maryland pulpit in 1861. Other clergymen throughout the South, including rabbis, had pointed to the laws governing slavery in the Torah as a justification for continuing the practice in America.
Recently researchers at Hebrew University conducted an extensive survey of young Israelis, asking the question, “Who embodies heroism to you?”
Over and over, they heard the same name: Roi Klein.
David "Mickey" Marcus was the first man buried at West Point who died fighting under another nation's flag. Only two weeks before, he had been appointed as field general for the fledgling state of Israel - the first man to hold that post since Judah Maccabee 2,100 years earlier.
Aristides De Sousa Mendes, Portugal’s consul-general in Bordeaux when Germany invaded France, saved 30,000 people by providing Portuguese visas against the orders of his superiors.