In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual. "Her passion was history, getting the history out.” In 1968 she got it back into print. In 2007, at 88, she published an edition with maps and pictures. She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Now Solomon and I can rest.” Two years later, she died. A great story at the click.

The Historian Who Unearthed “Twelve Years a Slave”

In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual.

Witold Pilecki - To prove that Auschwitz was killing people, not a labor camp, forged papers,entered a ghetto roundup, and was sent to Auschwitz. He redistributed food to prisoners, trained them in martial arts, and passed news out. He & a few others beat up guards, stole their clothes and left the camp carrying the guard's stolen papers. They were in the woods for 3 days, til they met up with the Home Army and passed the info on. This was the first evidence of the existence of death camps.

Witold Pilecki - To prove that Auschwitz was killing people, not a labor camp…

The dwarves of Auschwitz:  The story of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele himself.

The dwarves of Auschwitz

The 7 Dwarves of Auschwitz. Jewish theatre family of little people. The Ovitz family. When Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev heard of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele, it sounded incredible.

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

picsofhistory: “ Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she.

*ANNIE CLEMMER FUNK:  gave up her seat on a lifeboat so a woman could be with her two children. She died in the sinking.

*ANNIE CLEMMER FUNK: In the tragic sinking of the Titanic, she gave up her seat on a lifeboat so a woman could be with her two children. She died in the sinking.

Dressed funeral effigy of Queen Elizabeth of York Placed on top of her coffin as it was carried through the streets, it gives us a remarkable insight into her appearance.

"Dressed funeral effigy of Queen Elizabeth of York Placed on top of her coffin as it was carried through the streets, it gives us a remarkable insight into her appearance." (Wife of Henry VII, mother of Henry VIII.

*TITANIC~The Titanic Bugler On board the RMS Titanic was P.W.Fletcher of Southampton.Fletcher was the ship's Bugler.He would announce meals and any events that were happening on the ship. Fletcher,26,was born in London. He had transferred from the Olympic, Titanic's sister ship and initially signed-on to the Titanic After arrival at Southampton on 4 April he signed on again. He was paid the same as steward but actually worked as the ship's Bugler. His body if recovered, was never identified.

Fletcher was Titanic's Bugler. He would announce meals and any events that were happening on the ship. He was 26 and had transferred from the Olympic, Titanic's sister ship. His body if recovered, was never identified.

Mozart's face reconstructed on the basis of  his supposed skull conserved in Salzburg

Mozart's face reconstructed on the basis of his supposed skull conserved in Salzburg. Of course they now say it isn't actually his skull.but they could try again with the death mask.

Mozart facial reconstruction using several portraits

Facial composite of Mozart, circa created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portait paintings. what's uncanny about this is, is that this composite REALLY looks like Tom Hulce, who played Mozart in the movie, Amadeus.

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