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Hedwig Porschütz rescued Jews during the Holocaust was jailed in a concentration camp but was not honored as an “unsung heroine” in West Berlin because she had been a prostitute and at the time they did not consider helping Jews an act of resistance. She died poor; no known photos of her exist.

Photo: OTFW, Berlin

In mid-14th century Europe, Jews were less likely to be infected with the plague than the rest of the population. One reason may be that their religious practices promoted hygiene. But the Jews’ lower infection rates led to accusations that they caused the plague, and many Jewish communities were massacred.

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During WW2, the winner of the Tour de France, Gino Bartali, put his fame to a good cause. He hid counterfeit document in his bicycle and smuggled them through Nazi checkpoints. These documents saved over 800 Jews lives.

Henry Ford was an anti-semite and a Nazi supporter, and used his company, money and influence to spread and legitimize antisemitic views. He blamed every national problem on Jews, from strikes to depressions, and received the “Grand Cross of the German Eagle” from the Nazis in 1938.

Sex therapist Dr. Ruth is also a trained sniper. Her family was killed in the Holocaust, and at 16 she moved to Israel to join the Jewish military. She discovered she was a lethal sniper, and ‘could hit the target smack in the center further away than anyone could believe.’

When Nazis demanded a list of Jews living on the island of Zakynthos from the mayor and the bishop, they handed over a list of only their own two names. (Source)