History

Claus von Stauffenberg

Saying Adolf Hitler was lucky is an understatement. There are 42 known assassination attempts on Hitler’s life. These attempts ranged from bombs, firearms, and poison. (You can see a list of the attempts here.) As we know, Hitler survived every single one of them, and committed...

Unbroken: Louie Zamperini

“It was all in His hands now – as it had always been.” -Louie Zamperini, Devil At My Heels Louie Zamperini was which of the following: a) Juvenile delinquent b) Record-breaking Olympian c) Bombardier during WWII d) Record-breaking survivor of an inflated raft...

Diet Eman: Courageous Dutch Rescuer

Diet (rhymes with “feet”, as in Dietrich Bonhoeffer) Eman and her fiancé Hein Sietsma were a young couple in their twenties when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands.  Angry at the way the Jews were being treated, Diet refused to remain silent. When her Jewish friend Herman...

10 WWII Heroes: Their Stories, Legacies, & Lessons

“Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.” — C. S. Lewis — In this series, you will meet: A teenager and her young...

5 Life Lessons From a Holocaust Survivor

I have been heavily studying World War II and the Holocaust for over two years, and in that time, I have always wanted to meet a Holocaust survivor. I had that chance. Yesterday (April 16), I had the privilege of a lifetime meeting Holocaust survivor Ms. Eva Mozes Kor and it was the most...