In 1944 group of eleven black American soldiers, captured by the Germans, managed to escape. The men trudged through waist-deep snow, staying away from roads and hoping to avoid German patrols. They carried only two weapons. They stumbled upon the Belgian farming hamlet of Wereth. They were waving a white flag, recalls Tina Heinrichs-Langer (pictured), at the time was 17 years old. Tina's father, Mathias Langer, didn't hesitate to offer help, a risky move for the Langer family.