Giovanni Palatucci
Giovanni Palatucci (May 31, 1909 – February 10, 1945) was an Italian police official who was long believed to have saved thousands of Jews in Fiume between 1939 and 1944 (current Rijeka in Croatia) fr...
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Jan Karski
Jan Karski (24 June 1914 – 13 July 2000) was a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter and later professor at Georgetown University. In 1942 and 1943 Karski reported to the Polish government i...
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Gabriel Piguet
Monsignor Gabriel Piguet (born 24 Feb 1887 at Mâcon, died 3 July 1952 at Clermont-Ferrand) was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clermont-Ferrand, France. Involved in Catholic resistance to Nazism, he wa...
Rufino Niccacci
Father Rufino Niccacci, O.F.M. (1911–1976) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest who shielded persecuted Jews during the Holocaust.
In September 1943, Niccacci was the Father Guardian of the Franci...
Józef and Wiktoria Ulma
Józef and Wiktoria Ulma, a Polish husband and wife, living in Markowa near Rzeszów in south-eastern Poland during the Nazi German occupation in World War II, were the Righteous who attempted to rescue...
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María Edwards
María Edwards McClure (December 11, 1893 – June 8, 1972) (also known as María Edwards de Errázuriz or María Errázuriz – her original married names) was a Chilean woman who was honored in November 2005...
Raoul Șorban
Raoul Șorban (September 4, 1912 - July 19, 2006) was a Romanian painter, journalist, writer, essayist, art historian, academic, and memoirist.
His father, the composer Guilelm Șorban, descended fr...
Czesław Miłosz
Czesław Miłosz ([ˈt͡ʂɛswafˈmiwɔʂ]; 30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004) was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat. His World War II-era sequence, The World, is a collection of twenty naive po...
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Jean-Baptiste Janssens
Very Rev. Jean-Baptiste Janssens, S.J. (22 December 1889 – 5 October 1964) was the twenty-seventh Superior General of the Society of Jesus. He was born in Mechelen, Belgium.
Janssens' first ...
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Jan Dobraczyński
Jan Dobraczyński (20 April 1910 in Warsaw – 5 March 1994 in Warsaw) was a Polish writer and publicist. During the Second Polish Republic, he was a supporter of the National Party and Catholic mo...
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Giuseppe Girotti
Blessed Giuseppe Girotti, O.P. (19 July 1905 - 1 April 1945), was born in Alba, Cuneo, Kingdom of Italy.A Dominican priest, he was an opponent of the Italian Fascist Government of Benito Mussolini, an...
Gaetano Piccinini
Father Gaetano Piccinini (1904–1972) was a priest of the Don Orione Congregation, whose life encompassed religious activity in Rome and Latium. The best known and, since June 2011, officially-recogniz...
Mieczysław Fogg
Mieczysław Fogg (born Mieczysław Fogiel) (May 30, 1901, Warsaw - September 3, 1990, Warsaw), was a very popular Polish singer of the twentieth century. His popularity started well before World War II...
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Père Jacques
Père (Father) Jacques de Jésus, O.C.D., (1900–2 June 1945) was a French Roman Catholic priest and Discalced Carmelite friar. While serving as headmaster of a boarding school run by his Order, he took ...
Henryk Sławik
Henryk Sławik (16 July 1894 - 23 August 1944) was a Polish politician in the interwar period, social worker, activist, and diplomat, who during World War II helped save over 30,000 Polish refugees, in...
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Jean Flory
John Flory (1886 in Lure, Haute-Saône – 9 May 1949, in Montbéliard) was a French Catholic priest, teacher and resistant. He was archpriest of the Cathedral of Montbéliard. He was a seminarist in...
Pierre-Marie Théas
Pierre-Marie Théas (born September 14, 1894 in Barzun, Pyrénées-Atlantiques-died on April 3, 1977,aged 82) was a French Roman Catholic bishop. Ordained a priest in 1920, he became Bishop of Montauban,...
Giuseppe Placido Nicolini
Monsignor Giuseppe Placido Maria Nicolini O.S.B. (1877-1973), born Villazzano, Italy, was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Assisi from 1928-1973. Prior to serving as Bishop, he was ordained as a Benedicti...
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Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium
Elisabeth of Bavaria (born Elisabeth Gabriele Valérie Marie, Duchess in Bavaria) (25 July 1876 – 23 November 1965) was Queen consort of the Belgians as the spouse of King Albert I, and ...
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Angelo Rotta
Angelo Rotta (1872 - 1965), originally from Milan, Italy, was the Apostolic Nuncio in Budapest at the end of World War II. He was involved in the rescue of the Jews of Budapest from the Nazi Holocaust...
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Kraków Ghetto
The Kraków Ghetto was one of five major, metropolitan Jewish ghettos created by Nazi Germany in the new General Government territory during the German occupation of Poland in World War II. It was crea...
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Elizabeth Hesselblad
The Blessed Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad, O.Ss.S. (or Maria Elisabeth Hesselblad), was a Swedish nurse who was a convert to the Catholic Church and founded a new form of life of the Bridgettines. She was...
Oskar Schindler
Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist, spy, and member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by empl...
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Klymentiy Sheptytsky
The Blessed Hieromartyr Clement Sheptytsky, M.S.U. (Ukrainian: Климентій Шептицький; 17 November, 1869 – 1 May, 1951), was an archimandrite of the Order of Studite monks of the Ukrainian Gre...
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Jean-Baptist De Coster
Jean-Baptist De Coster (1896–1968) was a Jesuit father in Belgium who helped find shelters and saved Jews from the genocide committed by the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler.
Some refugees were hidden ...