Saving the persecuted
Part of the Ignite: Heroes of World War II series
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
The year is 1939. Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, has invaded Poland. The world is about to enter into the biggest and most terrible war in history.
But from the depths of despair rose some very courageous, selfless individuals, such as Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and Hannah Senesh, who risked their lives for the sakes of others in need, often for no gain and with no recognition.
Here are some of their incredible stories...