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A TRUE NOTEBOOK STORY!!!!! 72 years together: The couple who died holding hands After 72 years of marriage, Norma and Gordon Yeager died within one hour of each other — and were buried in a single coffin POSTED ON OCTOBER 21, 2011, AT 3:48 PM Norma and Gordon Yeager had each promised to live as long as the other. Photo: YouTube SEE ALL 72 PHOTOS Here's a love story for the ages — or the movies. Iowa couple Norma and Gordon Yeager were both in their 90s and had been married ...
Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the extraordinary story of how he survived the Holocaust. Sam Pivnik is the ultimate survivor from a world that no longer exists. On fourteen occasions he should have been killed, but luck, his physical strength, and his determination not to die all played a part in Sam Pivnik living to tell his extraordinary story. #Survivor #new #book
So much history and tragic at one person! Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father and narrowly escaped death herself on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on Sptember 11, 2001.
Ralph Lazo, at age 17 in 1942, he learned his Japanese American friends and families were being relocated to Manzanar War Relocation Camp in Central California. He voluntarily went with them stating "These people hadn't done anything that I hadn't done except to go to Japanese language school." He left the camp 2 years later when he was drafted into the US Army.
Paola Borboni (1 January 1900-9 April 1995) was an Italian film actress whose career spanned nine decades of cinema. She also made a substantial contribution to theatre. She entered film in 1916 and made over 80 film appearances between then and 1990. She also made numerous stage appearances, gaining notoriety in 1925 when she appeared in a show as a mermaid exposing her breasts, which she saw as natural in the role, but caused considerable outrage at the time.
Nancy Wake was an Australian living in France when the country surrendered to the Germans in 1940, Ms Wake helped people escape to Spain before she fled to Britain in 1943 when the Gestapo came after her. Trained there, she was parachuted back into France by the British to organise the resistance ahead of D-Day.
Dr. Frances Kathleen Oldham Kelsey. Despite enormous pressure, Dr. Kelsey refused to grant approval of Thalidomide for use in the USA while working at the FDA. Her refusal saved thousands of children from being born with deformaties. She also helped institute laws protecting patients during drug trials.
"I am not ashamed of the court's verdict. On the contrary, I am proud to have saved the lives of hundreds of oppressed people. My assistance to Jews was rooted in my Christian world outlook… It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calculations? " Paul Grüninger, Swiss border policeman who illegally allowed 3,600 desperate Jews entry to Switzerland. Lost his job and pension, died in poverty.
Corrie Ten Boom helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in a secret room in her family's home. Eventually she was arrested and taken to concentration camps, including Ravensbruck. While imprisoned she held Bible studies using a small Bible she managed to sneak passed guards. After the war she aided Holocaust survivors, traveled as a public speaker to over sixty countries and wrote eight books. (Submitted by Michaela Jaros)