Frank Dell

As a teenager in the Achterhoek (Netherlands) I heard from my father short fragments of the story of Frank Dell. I hardly knew my father's role during this period of WW-2. And I was wondering if details could be found on the Internet ... That search eventually resulted in a very special contact.

A very personal report in Dutch.

In English to come.

Oskar Schindler

"Not all Germans are bad. When you find out in a moment how many people were killed in Auschwitz, you should not be revengeful towards all Germans. Not everyone is guilty. "

Thousands of texts have been written about him. We have selected this text. My generation got to know him through the portrayal of Liam Neeson in the movie Schindler's List, the story of courage.

Yuri Gagarin

1961 ... " the Russians are on their way " ... that's what we were told as we were the age of ten ... " we have to hide from them, we have to buy extra rice / beans / matches " ...  1993 ... Thereafter 'The Russians are on their way' was a phrase to mention the upcoming birth of the twins only. One of the twins has been named after Yuri Gagarin for a personal reason, and for reason of the impact of the demise of the Berlin Wall. Anyway, Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space, no doubt. His flight, on April 12, 1961. Following the flight, Gagarin became a cultural hero in the Soviet Union.


Lead singer of the band U2 and vocal campaigner for developing-world debt relief. A true hero by mixing his performances with raising awareness of charities from Amnesty International to the Chernobyl Children's Project, and by using his fame bravely at helping reduce developing-world debt through earnest campaigning and discussions with heads of state. The voice for those whose voices are not heard.

Alice Herz-Sommer

To me this lady is an absolute hero. I visited the Theresienstadt Camp without awareness of the story of this lady. And yes, my days always start with her music. She survived Terezin in Czech Republic.

" We had to play because the Red Cross came three times a year. The Germans wanted to show its representatives that the situation of the Jews in Theresienstadt was good. Whenever I knew that I had a concert, I was happy. Music is magic. We performed in the council hall before an audience of 150 old, hopeless, sick and hungry people. They lived for the music. It was like food to them. If they hadn't come [to hear us], they would have died long before. As we would have."

This is what hits me ... each day ... this power ...

Meanwhile ages ago ... 2014 this lady passed the rainbow. There is in an interview created year 2009 at YouTube.

Vasilyi Jakolev

Our beloved granddad Vasilyi lived 1908-1989. He was on USSR military service during WW2, like granddad Ivan Lavrentev. His family was expelled from Riga. His main front line after that was at the battle of Stalingrad.

Ivan Lavrentev

Our beloved granddad Ivan Dmitrievich reached the age of 32 yrs only, he died on his birthday 1942 while on duty. He was on USSR military service during WW2, like granddad Vasilyi Jakolev. Honored posthumously with the Order of Patriotic War II. Was married to Klaudia Georgievna.