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Abraham Lincoln and the Jews: 10 Fascinating Facts

President Abraham Lincoln maintained the Union and freed America’s slaves. Less known is that he also championed the rights of Jewish Americans, even when it was difficult and unfashionable to do so.

http://www.aish.com/ci/s/Abraham-Lincoln-and-the-Jews-10-Fascinating-Facts.html?

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Dona Gracia Nasi & the Spanish Inquisition’s Underground Railroad

Dona Gracia Nasi was a great Jewish hero. For decades she ran an underground railroad for Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition and single-handedly supported Jewish communities in Italy, Turkey and Israel. Praised during her lifetime as “the heart of her people”, Dona Gracia Nasi’s story is hardly remembered today. That should change; her remarkable story deserves to be known.

http://www.aish.com/jw/s/Dona-Gracia-Nasi--the-Spanish-Inquisitions-Underground-Railroad.html?

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky: Italian Heroism in the Holocaust

They are stories that need to be told. As the Holocaust recedes ever further into history, it’s more imperative than ever to record history, ensuring we have the testimonies of those who witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust firsthand.

http://www.aish.com/ho/p/Beneath-a-Scarlet-Sky-Italian-Heroism-in-the-Holocaust.html

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Meet the Chicago woman who rented hotel rooms for the homeless during deep freeze

Candice Payne used her personal American Express card to get homeless people off the streets during record-setting freeze in Chicago.

https://www.khou.com/article/news/nation-world/meet-the-chicago-woman-who-rented-hotel-rooms-for-the-homeless-during-deep-freeze/

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How one Swiss nurse hid hundreds of pregnant women and their kids from the Nazis

‘The Light of Hope’ shares the little-known story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz, who saved young refugees during the Spanish Civil War and WWII through her French maternity clinic

https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-one-nurse-hid-hundreds-of-pregnant-women-and-their-children-from-the-nazis/?

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How Hollywood idol Audrey Hepburn helped save Dutch Jews during the Holocaust

Veteran star chronicler Robert Matzen traces Hepburn’s roots in the Netherlands, her mother’s fleeting Nazi sympathies, and her covert activities against the occupying Nazi regime

https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-hollywood-idol-audrey-hepburn-helped-save-dutch-jews-during-the-holocaust/?

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One of the Last Lodz Survivors Turns 100

Sam Weinreich rebuilt life from ashes of the Holocaust. He received more than 2000 cards celebrating his 100th birthday.

https://www.aish.com/ho/p/One-of-the-Last-Lodz-Survivors-Turns-100.html?

ps:This guy is from the same town in Poland that my Father was from!! Born the same year 1919, unfortunately my father died 20 years ago, otherwise he too would've been 100 this year!!

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5 Lessons from Mary the Mother of Christ in Trusting God

Mary, the mother of Jesus is one of the most recognized and influential people in the Bible. Her story is miraculous, and she is a woman of courage, strength, tenacity, and immense faith. While she is best known and celebrated for giving birth to Jesus the Messiah, there are other powerful lessons that we can learn from her life and story. Here are five dynamic and valuable lessons that we can learn from Mary:

https://www.crosswalk.com/special-coverage/christmas-and-advent/lessons-from-mary-the-mother-of-christ-in-trusting-god.html?

ps:I posted this here because for me she is a heroe!!

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The French Resistance's Secret Weapon? The Mime Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau was known worldwide as a master of silence. The world-famous mime delighted audiences for decades as “Bip,” a tragicomic figure who encountered the world without words. But during World War II, his skills as a mime came in handy for another reason: He used them to save Jewish children during the Holocaust.

https://www.history.com/news/marcel-marceau-wwii-french-resistance-georges-loinger?

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Meet The Man Who Saved 62,000 People During The Holocaust

This International Holocaust Remembrance Day, take time to remember the victims, remember the survivors, and remember Carl Lutz, the man responsible for the largest civilian rescue mission of the entire Holocaust.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/27/meet-the-man-who-saved-62000-people-during-the-holocaust/?

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