Alan Turing changed the world not once, but twice. He altered the course of World War II by cracking codes and followed that up with groundbreaking work on computers.
Guy Môquet is a symbol of French resistance and national pride after being executed by the occupying Germans. His final letter to his family is remembered across France.
Lt. C. Carwood Lipton is a fictional character in the HBO series Band Of Brothers (he was based on a true person however).
Together with his wife, Antonina and son, Ryszard, Jan Żabiński spent three years hiding Jews from the Nazis.
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.
Pierre Marie-Benoît helped sneak 2,600 Jews out of occupied France during World War II.
When France was occupied by the Germans in 1940, Trocmé urged the villagers to side with God over government and give shelter to Jews. The entire village took up the struggle, always resisting without violence.
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.
Corrie ten Boom was the youngest of four siblings, and they lived with their father and mother, and three aunts in a house at 19 Barteljorisstraat, in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Their home, The Beje, was always an “open house” for anyone in need.
Through the decades the ten Booms were very active in social work in Haarlem, and their Christian faith inspired them to serve the religious community and society at large.
Corrie started many clubs for girls and boys, including the quite popular Triangle Club, before WWII broke out.