15 World War 2 Heroes Who Helped Shape History

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Raoul Wallenberg, A Swedish Envoy

Raoul Wallenberg

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Whilst serving in Budapest, Wallenberg issued over 100,000 Jews papers allowing them to safely leave the country.

Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz, A German Officer

Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz

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Although a German Officer, unhappy with what he saw, he purposely allowed thousands of Jews to escape capture.

Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, The “Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican”

Monsignor Hugh Oflaherty

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The Monsignor earned this title by always managing to evade capture whilst visiting POW camps and helping prisoners to escape.

Jack Churchill, Mad Jack

Jack Churchill

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Jack earned his nickname by fighting the whole of World War 2 with just a bow and arrow and broadsword.

Witold Pilecki, Reported from Within

Witold Pilecki

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This intelligence officer volunteered to be sent to Auschwitz in order to set up an internal resistance unit.

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