A Jewish woman saved her own life and her sister’s life in a German concentration camp by playing Chopin so beautifully that the commanding officer declared “She shall live.”
After WWII some Jews faced fines for not having paid rent on their homes while they were incarcerated in concentration camps.
During WW2, an Italian doctor prevented Nazis from taking Jewish patients by claiming they suffered the fictitious ‘K Syndrome’. He saved 45 lives.
In Germany (and other parts of Europe) there are brass plaques set in the sidewalks in front of the former homes of people who fell victim to German Nazism.
A man survived Nazi Doctor Josef Mengele removing his kidney without anesthesia and survived a gas chamber as he was the 201st person in line for a chamber of 200 people.
Polish Catholic midwife Stanisława Leszczyńska delivered 3,000 babies at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust in occupied Poland.
Holocaust deniers have contacted former SS-Rottenführer Oskar Gröning to convince him that the things he witnessed at Auschwitz were hallucinations on his part.
Albert Battel, a German officer serving in the Wehrmacht during WWII, commanded his whole unit to protect Jews and threatened the SS to kill them if they crossed a bridge into a Jewish ghetto to round them up.
The Dominican Republic, led by dictator Rafael Trujillo, offered to accept between 50,000 and 100,000 Jewish refugees in 1938. Only 645 made it and upon arrival, every new Jewish settler was given 80 acres of land, 10 cows, a mule and a horse. Trujillo’s generosity probably stemmed mainly from his eagerness to have the Western nations overlook his brutal massacre of 25,000 Haitians in 1937 and his desire to “whiten” the people of his country, believing that the young European men would marry Dominican women and produce light-skinned offspring.