While Germany occupied Poland from 1939-1945, a critical youth movement went underground along with the Polish Home army.
Posts Tagged: WWII
Tomorrow’s Defenders of Liberty
The Victory Corps was an educational program for teenagers that ran from 1942-44, training high schoolers to become “tomorrow’s defenders of liberty.”
Hannie Schaft, Resistance Fighter
Hannie Schaft was a resistance fighter of the Raad Van Verzet, which was closely tied to the Communist Party of the Netherlands.
Corporal Yelizaveta Feodorovna Mironova
Red Corporal Yelizaveta Feodorovna Mironova, 255th Marine Brigade Black Sea Fleet of Novorossiysk, was a teenage sniper.
Brave Noor-Un-Nisa Inayat Khan
Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France during WWII.
Italian Partisans, WWII
Resistenza partigiana, Partisan Resistance, were pro-Allied Italians during WWII.
RIP Gad Beck: Teen Gay Jewish Resister
Gad Beck, teenage World War II Jewish resistance fighter and gay activist, passed away in Berlin this past Sunday June 24th, just days before his 89th birthday.