15 World War 2 Heroes Who Helped Shape History
Dimitar Peshev, Provided True Opposition
Although the Bulgarian Minister of Justice, he opposed his government, preventing the deportation of 48,000 Jews.
Giovanni Palatucci, Gave Police Protection
As head of the Police Administration in Fiume, Italy, he used his position to protect Jews and liaise with the resistance.
Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral, The Portugese
Although against his Governments wishes, Aristides still issued thousands of visas to Jews.
John Rabe, The Life Saving Nazi
Although a member of the Nazi party, Rabe used his influence to delay an attack by the Japanese on Nanking, in doing so saved one quarter of a million lives.
Coronel Jose Arturo Castellanos Contreras, The El Salvadoran
This Central American issued 25,000 Visas to Jews in order to save their lives.