World War II Resistance Heroine, Savior of Thousands, Dies at 98
Nancy Wake, who fled Australia to see the world at 16, ended up at the top of the Gestapo's most-wanted list for her leading role in the French resistance.
Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson
Maria and Hans In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish lover into her Berlin apartment to...
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Portrait of Zitkala-Sa by Gertrude Kasebier, about 1898. Zitkala-Sa was the pen name of writer and activist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876-1938). She exposed the hardships faced by students at Native...
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A Titanic family feud: The mother and child disowned by in-laws after death of ship's hero violinist
Violinist Jock Hume was one of the band members who played on as the Titanic sank. Here, his grandson reveals how his self-sacrifice tore his family apart.
Help Me Register to Vote - 50 States
Her name is Winonah Myers and she was a white student at the historically black Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, when she became a Freedom...
Women factory workers-WW2
From December 1941 all women aged 18 to 50, except those exempted, were required to do National Service. They could either join one the uniformed women's services,or seek work in a factory.The contribution made by the women factory workers must be among the most neglected aspect of WW2.The factories were the target of enemy bombers & their homes were near those factories.They worked long hours, spent nights in air raid shelters & survived under food and fuel rationing conditions.