Princess Alice of Battenberg

In August 1943 over 45,000 Jews were deported from Salonika to Auschwitz-Birkenhau. About 300 managed to avoid deportation, many of them escaping to the mountains. It was in this time that the estranged… Continue reading

Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler was a typical German businessman, but during the Second World War he became the unlikely saviour of more than 1100 Jews who worked in his enamel factory in Krakow. Schindler acquired… Continue reading

Niels Bohr

For me, Niels Bohr used to be the kind of name buried in your memory, sandwiched between ‘properties of noble gases’ and ‘wonder what they’re serving in for lunch today’. Bohr is a… Continue reading

Corrie ten Boom

Before the Second World War, Corrie ten Boom was just an ordinary woman living in Amsterdam with her father and sister, working in the family watchmaking business. When Adolf Hitler came to power… Continue reading