Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat in Lithuania who saved 6,000 Jews. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away.
Night Bombers' (1944, 1981) - Rare colour footage of a WW2 operational RAF station, the planning, preparation, Berlin bombing raid, debrief etc. Filmed by the station commander as a training aid and after the war compiled and narrated into a documentary. [59:18]
True artists must find a creative outlet no matter what the circumstance—including times of war. Thanks to the creative passion and steady hand of then 21-year old soldier Victor Lundy, we have a breathtaking visual record of World War II, in the form of documentary sketches. For Lundy, "drawing is sort of synonymous with thinking," which means we are left with an intimate archive of sketches that unfold one soldier's experience fighting on the front lines. Lundy was studying a...
In September of 1940, Witold Pilecki (May 13, 1901 – May 25, 1948) was a Polish Resistance solider who wanted to know the truth about Auschwitz. He volunteered to infiltrate the nazi death camp, spending the next 2.5 years as a prisoner. On his escape, Pilecki smuggled details about the nazi methods of execution and interrogation and eventually authored the first WWII intelligence report on the concentration camp.