Tag: WWII

What difference will it make?

  One person can make a difference. Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg was born on this day in 1912. (death date unknown)   Wallenberg was credited for saving tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust. As Sweden’s special envoy in Budapest, Wallenberg issued passports which allowed Jews to be sheltered in buildings …

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Remembering D-Day

June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, …

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