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Filipino people can travel to Israel without a visa because, during WW2, Manuel L. Quezon granted refuge to Jewish people looking to escape Hitler and Nazi Germany.

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.

A Hungarian chemist during WWII hid his Nobel Prize by dissolving it in acid and leaving it on a shelf due to the Nazi ban on its citizens from accepting the Nobel Prize. After the war, he reconstituted the gold from the acid, returned it to Sweden, and got the medal cast again.

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Günther Quandt, the founder of BMW, was a member of the Nazi party and supplied the Nazi regime with ammunition. Hitler gave him the title of “Wehrwirtschaftsführer” or “Leader in the War Economy.”

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Giving the Nazi salute in Germany could result in a six-month prison sentence.

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After her husband was killed by Nazis, a Ukrainian woman bought and drove a T-34 tank and named it ‘Fighting Girlfriend’, then went on a rampage. She took out several German anti-tank guns and machine gun nests before getting hit, they promoted her to the rank of Sergeant and later made her a Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously.

She wrote to Stalin:

My husband was killed in action defending the motherland. I want revenge on the fascist dogs for his death and for the death of Soviet people tortured by the fascist barbarians. For this purpose, I’ve deposited all my personal savings – 50,000 rubles – to the National Bank in order to build a tank. I kindly ask to name the tank ‘Fighting Girlfriend’ and to send me to the frontline as a driver of said tank.

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.

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)

Mathematician John Edmund Kerrich passed his time in Nazi captivity by flipping a coin 10,000 times. The total percentage of heads and tails flips varied wildly at first but gradually converged around 50/50, providing a demonstration of the Law of Large Numbers. source

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Jase Curtis

The Nazi salute looked almost identical to what was, at the time, the salute to the American flag. The USA changed the salute in 1942 after the Nazis adopted it.