Andree de Jongh, founder and leader of the Comet Line, an escape route that ran from Brussels through the Pyrenees and which rescued hundreds of Allied servicemen. She is featured in Women Heroes of WWII, now in paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Women-Heroes-World-War-Resistance/dp/1613745230/ref=sr_1_2_title_0_main?s=books=UTF8=1372635657=1-2=women+heroes+of+world+war+ii+26+stories+of+espionage #WomensHistory #WWII
Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize but was not selected. Al Gore won for his presentation on global warming.
Hannah Szenes (often anglicized as Hannah Senesh or Chana Senesh; July 17, 1921 – November 7, 1944) was one of 37 Jews from Mandatory Palestine parachuted by the British Army into Yugoslavia during the Second World War to assist in the rescue of Hungarian Jews about to be deported to the German death camp at Auschwitz.
'Heroes and Bystanders' by Nicholas Kristof. "ONE of the great heroes of the 20th century was Auschwitz prisoner No. 4859, who volunteered to be there. Witold Pilecki, an officer in the Polish resistance to the Nazi regime, deliberately let himself be captured by the Germans in 1940 so that he could gather information about Hitler’s concentration camps."