Sweet Virginia

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Virginia D'Albert Lake, who died in 1997, is a true D-Day hero: l'Americaine stayed on in France through the occupation, joined the resistance and helped to rescue more than 60 Allied airmen before her deportation to a concentration camp. [NPR]

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What a great story. My great-aunt and uncle were in Poland during the Nazi invasion and managed to help around 20 Jews escape before they were captured and sent to Buchenwald (where my uncle died). The courage of people like Ms. Lake amazes me. I don't think I would have had her strength.