Ilse Stanley (née Ilse Davidsohn), was a German Jewish woman who, with the help of a handful of people ranging from Nazi members of the Gestapo to other Jewish civilians, secured the release of 412 Jewish prisoners from concentration camps between 1936 and 1938. During that time she also helped countless others leave the country while it was still possible for German Jews to do so legally.
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He Kept His Story Quiet For Five Decades, But Then His Wife Found His Scrapbook In The Attic-She flipped through the pages and found 669 stories of humanity, bravery and survival. The book turned out to be a record of an operation her husband pulled off decades earlier that saved 669 Jewish children who were destined for Nazi concentration camps and almost certain death in the Holocaust.
"A 1942 photo of Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst - members of the student resistance group, “White Rose”. The group distributed pamphlets across Germany appealing to the public’s sense of moral duty, calling for resistance to the Nazi dictatorship, and demanding an end to the war. Sophie would be caught and reported to the Gestapo on the 18th of February, 1943 at Ludwig Maximilians University. All three would then be sentenced 5 days later and beheaded."