By the time Schweitzer was 30, he decided to commit his life to mankind and became a missionary in medicine.
As the brother to the second most powerful Nazi, Albert Göring had a lot to prove. He freed many prisoners and supported resistance movements during World War II.
Wilm Rosenfeld risked his life repeatedly in order to protect and save Jews during World War II. Most famously, Hosenfeld saved the pianist, Władysław Szpilman by providing him food and water after discovering his hiding place.
Kurt Gerstein tried in vain to spread word of the Holocaust from within the Nazi regime. His observations of atrocities and his failure to get word out led to his suicide.
“Bert” Trautmann is a retired German soccer goalkeeper who played for Manchester City in England from 1949 to 1964.
Sophie Scholl stood up for her country and what she believed in, no matter the consequences. At the age of 22, she showed Germany and the world that a small group of people could make a huge difference.
Petra, a native of Germany who moved to the United States during her childhood, was one of the world’s leading environmental activists in the last 30 years.
Von Stauffenberg died in trying to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He fought to make sure that the world realized that Hitler spoke for the Nazis, not all Germans.