Jerusalem of Lithuania: History of the Jewish community of Vilna before the outbreak of WWII and the persecution and murder of the Jews during the Holocaust: Life in the Vilna Ghetto, the mass murder at Ponary, partisans and commemoration of the Shoah
Anton Schmidt, saved Jews by hiding them in mattress factory/was executed for his actionsVilnius (Vilna) Ghetto
Irene Sendler was head of the children's bureau of Zegota, an underground organization setup to save Jewish children after Poland was invaded by the Nazis. Her and about 30 other women help save infants, children, and teenagers from Nazis.
Avraham Carmi survived the Holocaust after living in hiding and then being incarcerated in several camps. Born in 1928 in Leżajsk, Poland, he hid with his mother in the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw during the first years of the German occupation,
Alexander Bogen, an artist and partisan unit commander in the forests around Vilna, Lithuania. He smuggled Jews out of the ghetto into the forests, trained them how to fight and led them in attacks against the Germans.
Boruch Spiegel, one of the last surviving fighters of the Warsaw ghetto uprising of in which a vastly outgunned band of 750 young Jews held off German soldiers for more than a month with crude arms and Molotov cocktails, died on May 9 in Montreal.