Mother Ricarda Beauchamp Hambrough, Roman Catholic nun from Brighton who, during Nazi occupation, helped hide 60 Jews in her Casa di San Brigida convent in Rome.
Rose to Abbess, and died in 1966 aged 79. There are petitions to have her made a saint.
Sister Anthony (aka Maria Antoniazzi), from Lancashire and also at the Bridgettine convent.
Died in 1990, but had been made a Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
Monsignor Hugo O’Flaherty who orchestrated the events which Hambrough and Antoniazzi participated in, and others.
Died in 1963, and played by Gregory Peck in 1983 film, The Scarlet and the Black.
Irena Sendler, Polish nurse and social worker who, with the Zegota, hid almost three thousand Jewish children from the occupying Nazis and Polish antisemites.
With Irena Schultz, a German citizen who was aware of the Nazis’ intentions (anyone with photographs?), she secured access to the Warsaw Ghetto with forged identification. Training a dog to bark whenever she entered and left, she carried small children out in a toolbox and larger children in a sack. Eventually caught, and beaten by Nazi guards until both her legs and one arm broke.
Did not reveal the false identities she had arranged for the rescued children, details of which she had hidden in a jar buried in her garden.
Died in 2008, aged 98, after loosing out on the Nobel Peace Prize to someone who was once US Vice-President and lost a Presidential election.
Does not change the absolute fucking disgrace of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Nicholas Winton, London stockbroker who arranged the Czech kindertransport in August 1939. Seven hundred Jewish children were saved, resulting in five thousand descendents.
Unidentified racist filth at Downing Street, August 2009.
Sadly still living.
UPDATE 28/8 – I am noticing a large spike of traffic following Googles for Irena Sendler and related criteria, including over one hundred on Saturday. Wow! Feel free to leave comments.