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Janusz Korczak 1878 - 1942. Educator, children's author, and pediatrician known as Pan Doktor (Mr Doctor) or Stary Doktor (Old Doctor). After spending many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he repeatedly refused freedom and stayed with his orphans right up to the end.

Pediatrician, Journalist and writer killed in Treblinka Extermination camp with the almost 200 orphans he refused to leave from the orphanage he was the director of in Warsaw, Poland.

The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already been in trouble with the authorities, having been sentenced to two years hard labour for marrying a Jewish woman.

The courage to say no. The photo was taken in Hamburg in during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser.

Masks worn by doctors during the plague; the beak was packed with aromatic herbs thought to protect them from the disease.

BB: Masks worn by doctors during the Plague. The protective suit of the plague doctor consisted of a heavy fabric overcoat that was waxed, a mask with glass eye openings and a cone nose shaped like a beak to hold scented substances and straw.

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed Berlin Wall,  From what is known, the photograph was taken the day the emerging Wall was put up in August 1961 and the boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire.

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

Hallucigenia sparsa from the Burgess Shale (Royal Ontario Museum 61513), 15 mm long. Hallucigenia was originally interpreted upside-down, with its spikes in the sediment and its appendages collecting and passing food towards its large, bulbous head. Image credit: Jean-Bernard Caron.

This is Hallucigenia sparsa from the Burgess Shale (Royal Ontario Museum The fossil is 15 mm long.