Rescue and Resistance

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Peter K.

Peter K. was born in Amsterdam, Holland. His family hid many people, both Jewish and non-Jewish, from the Germans during the war. One of those hidden was Hans A., who lived with Peter’s family for a year and a half. In 1989, Peter’s parents were recognized among Yad Vashem’s Righteous Among the Nations for their actions during the war. Learn more and see a video interview with Peter >

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Knud D.

Knud D. was working as a police officer in Copenhagen during the war, and was part of the resistance movement. He helped Jewish families escape Denmark by sea to Sweden and participated in sabotage efforts against the Nazi occupiers. For his work, Knud was recognized in 2004 among Yad Vashem’s Righteous Among the Nations. Learn more and see a video interview with Knud >

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George W.

During the war, George W. was a member of the White Rose, a student resistance movement begun by Hans and Sophie Scholl, among others. The White Rose wrote and distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, a capital crime at that time. Many members of the group were arrested, tried, and executed. Learn more and see a video interview with George >