HEROIC: No one knew what a hero this man was and how he helped to change the world

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/arno-penzias-nobel-prize-winning-physicists-family-escaped-the-nazis-with-strangers-help/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=16-06-2022

A Stranger’s Kindness Helped Boy Escape the Nazis Who Would Go On to Win Nobel Prize–And He Never Knew it
By Andy Corbley – Jun 15, 2022

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What would you do if in the middle of the night, a stranger asked you to legally declare your financial support for an immigrant family that you would never meet—and hadn’t even arrived in your country yet?

That was essentially the proposition that Barnet Yudin, a Russian-American Jew, faced one night in 1938 when a stranger, who was going door-to-door, appealed to the man asking if he could help a Jewish family from Germany flee to North America.

While Yudin hadn’t gone on to be the doctor he dreamed of being, he and his family lived comfortably in Belleville, New Jersey—and his job as a paint salesmen brought in a healthy $120 a month.

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“None of these people would exist today without Barnet Yudin,” David said, emphasizing the difference that Yudin’s choice made.

Joe Yudin, a great-grandson, told Nat Geo that his grandfather didn’t say, “Is this kid going to win the Nobel someday, or play shortstop for the Yankees? He did what he did because it was right and didn’t mention it to anybody. He definitely had this big picture of what humanity should be like.”

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I heard stories about the “affidavit of support” and how difficult it was to get through the bureaucrats in the USA.

What a difference from today when criminals work across the southern border with impunity.

Here a fellow that did the right thing.  Even though no one knew about it for generations later.

(Ever heard that old Irish adage about “good works only count if done in secret”. Funny, I learned that from my maternal English Protestant grandmother who wanted to teach me about my maternal grandfather’s “heathen Irish culture that has a few good points”. ROFL!)

Here’s an example!

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HEROIC: Chicago commuter leaps onto subway tracks to rescue man

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10902183/Chicago-commuter-20-leaps-subway-tracks-rescue-man-fallen-rail.html

Moment Chicago commuter, 20, leaps onto subway tracks to rescue man who had fallen onto electrified third rail after a brawl and pulled him to safety: ‘I could feel the shocks through my body but it didn’t stop me’

  • Anthony Perry, 20, was stepping off of a train when he saw the man lying with his head against the third rail and 600 volts of electricity coursing through his body
  • Perry acted immediately, and despite being shocked himself, managed to pull the man to safety
  • With the help of a witness, Perry was able to administer CPR and keep the man alive until emergency services arrived
  • The man who was electrocuted is in serious condition at the University of Chicago Hospital
  • Police are investigating what led to the man falling on to the tracks with witnesses alleging he spat on another commuter and instigated the fight
  • A local Chicago community leader honored Perry at a ceremony on Wednesday and even gifted him a car 

By PAUL FARRELL FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS 
PUBLISHED: 19:24 EDT, 9 June 2022 | UPDATED: 08:32 EDT, 10 June 2022

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A 20-year-old Chicago man is being celebrated as a hero after he leaped into action to save the life of a man who fell on the subway’s potentially deadly third electrified rail.

Anthony Perry, 20, was honored in a ceremony on Wednesday by a local community leader who awarded him a new car for his heroism.

Perry told WGN TV about the moment he saved the man’s life: ‘I don’t think I was thinking about what could happen to me at the moment. It was more of what do I have to do to make the situation peaceful. I felt a little shock. I felt it all over my body actually, and then I just didn’t let that stop me.’

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Great love hath no man …

Call it “courage” (the ability to do something that frightens one), “bravery” (showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty), or “nerve” (presumptuous audacity).  Whatever you want to label it, this man risked his own life to save another. 

Like always, everyone else just stood around frozen or videoing.  But then there are some, who some how some way, act!  Perhaps, not thinking but just reacting to do the “right thing”.  

After all the bad press about Chicago and killings, Perry said: ‘Good does win. Good always wins.’

Hope I can save a life sometime.  

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HEROIC: Self-described the ‘happiest man on Earth’.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10090049/Holocaust-survivor-EDDIE-JAKU-101-resolved-happiness-sweetest-revenge.html

The man who smiled in the face of savagery: The inspirational and life-affirming story of Holocaust survivor EDDIE JAKU, 101, who resolved that happiness was the sweetest revenge

  • Eddie Jaku, 101, became famous for his focus on peace, tolerance and hope
  • The Holocaust survivor describes himself as the ‘happiest man on Earth’ 
  • Mr Jaku leaves two sons, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren

By EDDIE JAKU FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 18:52 EDT, 13 October 2021 | UPDATED: 18:54 EDT, 13 October 2021

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The older I get, the more I think, why? The only answer I can find is hate. Hate is the beginning of a disease, like cancer. It may kill your enemy, but it will destroy you in the process too.

So I hate no one, not even Hitler. I do not forgive him. If I forgive, I am a traitor to the six million who died. But I also live for them, and live the best life I can.

Life is not always happiness, there are many hard days. Don’t blame others for your misfortunes. Remember you are lucky to be alive. Every breath is a gift.

Life is beautiful if you let it be: please, every day, remember to be happy, and to make others happy, too.

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Good advice from a wise soul

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HEROIC:Juan Carlos Cavellero, a Good Samaritan, foils kidnap attempt of Bronx toddler

https://nypost.com/2021/10/13/good-samaritan-describes-how-he-foiled-bronx-toddlers-kidnap-attempt/

Good Samaritan describes how he foiled kidnap attempt of Bronx toddler
By Khristina Narizhnaya and
 Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
October 13, 2021 8:41pm 

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“If I don’t follow him, nobody is going to arrest him,” Cavellero said. “If he doesn’t get arrested, he will try to do that with another baby.”

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To me this fellow is a true American hero.

The nutcase could have had a knife or a gun.

Hope I’d have as much courage as he demonstrated.

Wonder what would have happen if Granny was packing?

Argh!

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HEROIC: This Man has Rescued Nearly 2,500 From Sex Traffickers

https://www.boredpanda.com/india-sex-trafficking-saved-girls-ajeet-singh-guria/

At 17, This Man Adopted A Prostitute’s Kids And Today He Has Rescued Nearly 2,500 From Sex Traffickers
Laima Stasiulionytė and Robertas Lisickis

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When Ajeet was 17 years old and still in college, he was attending a cousin’s party that had a dancer, a “nautch girl”, performing for the guests. Historically, nautch was a popular court dance performed by girls in India that symbolized grace and elegance. Before that, it was a devotional dance performed in temples for spiritual reasons only.

“I felt really bad about the way people were behaving towards her,” Ajeet said at the Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Conference on modern slavery. “I waited for the whole night until I could talk to her.”

However, nautch girls nowadays are shunned as prostitutes. And guests were treating this dancer as one. Ajeet felt bad about the way they were behaving towards her, so he waited the entire night to talk to her in hopes of helping her get out of such a life. He eventually found out that she was a mother of three, making Ajeet want to help them even more.

He also learned that she had 3 kids and wanting to help, he decided to adopt and raise them

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When I read Bored Panda, I think “funny stuff”.  Here a human interest story as a change of pace.

Like the stories about those who risked their lives to save Jews from Hitler, I have a pretty strict definition of “hero”.

This fellow fits in.

(I have to believe that the sex traffickers were too happy with him messing up the “business model” and they may have taken action to stop him from his activities and exposing their actions to some “sunshine”!)

I’m not sure I could even be such a hero, but I can recognize what he’s done. 

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HEROIC: Marcel Marceau’s greatest performance was to use skills to save Jewish children from the Nazis | Daily Mail Online

Marcel Marceau personally smuggled at least 70 youngsters out of France and across the Alps to Switzerland, rescuing them from almost certain slaughter in the concentration camps.

Source: Marcel Marceau’s greatest performance was to use skills to save Jewish children from the Nazis | Daily Mail Online

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Marcel Marceau, left, personally smuggled at least 70 youngsters out of France and across the Alps to Switzerland, rescuing them from almost certain slaughter in the concentration camps. After the war, he rarely discussed his role in the Resistance, top right. Now, 13 years after the actor’s death, the extraordinary untold story of how he used mime to defy Hitler’s stormtroopers has been turned into a Hollywood film, starring Jesse Eisenberg as Marceau, bottom right. He was born in 1923, the son of a kosher butcher from Poland and his Ukrainian wife Anne, who fled West to escape anti-Semitism before World War I and settled in Strasbourg, on the French-German border. In May 1940, as the Germans rushed West to occupy the Netherlands and Belgium in a matter of days, the family fled to Limoges in central France, hoping Hitler’s forces would not reach them. They had just two hours to pack their bags

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I didn’t know that.

Takes a lot of chutzpah to take that risk!

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HEROIC: An ER doc is a hero imho

http://epmonthly.com/article/not-heroes-wear-capes-one-las-vegas-ed-saved-hundreds-lives-worst-mass-shooting-u-s-history/

How One Las Vegas ED Saved Hundreds of Lives After the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History
By KEVIN MENES, MD, JUDITH TINTINALLI, MD, MS and LOGAN PLASTER ON NOVEMBER 3, 2017

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The night that Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of people at a Las Vegas country music concert, nearby Sunrise Hospital received more than 200 penetrating gunshot wound victims. Dr. Kevin Menes was the attending in charge of the ED that night, and thanks to his experience supporting a local SWAT team, he’d thought ahead about how he might mobilize his department in the event of a mass casualty incident.

This is his story, as told to Judith Tintinalli, MD, MS
Edited by Logan Plaster

I’m a night shift doc. My work week is Friday to Monday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Most people don’t want to work those shifts. But that’s when most of the action comes in, so that’s when I work. It was a Sunday night when the EMS telemetry call came in to alert Sunrise Hospital of a mass casualty incident. All hospitals in Las Vegas are notified in a MCI to prepare for incoming patients.

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Here’s something to read and put you in awe of an American Hero. 

His preparatory thinking saved a lot of lives.

I hope all the “health industry” politicians and bureaucrats take note of his “lessons learned”.

Makes me wish I’d have become a doc.

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HEROIC: August Landmesser — challenged the Nazi’s; died for it

https://libertymaniacs.com/blogs/news/46145473-historys-heroes-the-amazing-and-tragic-story-of-august-landmesser

[TIP ‘o’ the HAT to: Liberty Maniac Dot Com]

HISTORY’S HEROES | THE AMAZING AND TRAGIC STORY OF AUGUST LANDMESSER

Landmesser liberty maniacs print large

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On June 13th, 1936, this hero named August Landmesser was working at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in in Hamburg, Germany. When you read his story, you’ll never forget him.

In the 1930s, the fascist mania for Hitler’s regime instituted a law making the infamous “sieg heil” hail victory salute mandatory for Germans.
One German named August Landmesser, seen here in this powerful photo, refused to obey. His incredible story is one of great courage, sacrifice, and horrific loss in the name of love.

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When you stand against the Gooferment, it will crush you.

I hope I have his courage. Do you?

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