On Christmas Eve 1914 during the horrors of WWI trench warfare, German, French and English armies established what became known as the Christmas truce.
Muriel Lester was an English Christian pacifist who fought to help impoverished communities. She became a member of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and launched the movement that became the Save the Children Fund.
Victor Luitpold Berger was a nonviolent Socialist activist who was elected into Congress in 1910. He was indicted under the Espionage Act for anti-militaristic views. The case against him was eventually overturned by the Supreme Court.
Lead by a group of European feminists, the Peace Ship was a traveling conference created in hopes of finding common ground for a peace agreement during WWI.
Friedrich Siegmund-Schultze was a German pastor and advocate for peace during both World Wars. During WWII he was exiled from Germany by the Nazis for helping Jewish refugees.
Dr. Jeff Gusky’s discovery of carvings in the stone of underground bunkers where men lived for long periods of time during WWI are a poignant expression of the horrors, hopes, and humanity of the war.
Wildred Owen is considered by many to be the greatest poet coming out of WWI. As a soldier he wrote about the horrors and realities of trench warfare.
Siegfried Sassoon was a leading British WWI poet who used stark realism to describe the horror and misery of the war. He also greatly influenced the writings of Wilfred Owen.
Imam Si Kaddour ben Ghabrit led a mosque-based resistance effort that provided shelter and travel assistance to as many as 1,700 French Jews during the Nazi occupation of France in World War II.
For many years the heavy curtain of Communism shrouded Albania from the view of the rest of the world. When that curtain was lifted in 1991 amazing stories emerged about the role of Albanian Muslims saving Jews during the Holocaust that swept across Nazi-occupied Europe.