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Heinrich Himmler – head of the Gestapo

Heinrich Himmler - head of the Gestapo

Heinrich Himmler – head of the Gestapo


Heinrich Himmler was one of the organizers of the concentration camps across conquered Europe. He headed the elite units of the German army, SS divisions. By the way, he was responsible for the internal security of the Reich and was Hitler’s right hand, and in fact – the most powerful man after him.
To tell the truth, Himmler was responsible for inhumane experiments on prisoners to determine the possibility of survival in extreme conditions. Also he had an idea of experiments to increase the number of Aryan race. At the same time, he was an impeccable official and an ideal family man, also known for his punctuality.
The future head of the SS was born on October 7, 1900 in Munich, Bavaria, into the family of the director of the classical gymnasium. A frail and physically weak boy dreamed of becoming a great military leader. However, even at the end of the First World War, when the Kaiser’s army needed soldiers, the medical commission rejected Heinrich. Thus, he was unable to take part in hostilities, although subsequently he told a lot about his “front-line feats”.
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Medgar Evers – field secretary for NAACP

Medgar Evers - field secretary for NAACP

Medgar Evers – field secretary for NAACP


Medgar Evers gave his life for equal rights for African Americans. His assassination called attention to racial hatred in the southern United States. He was one of the first martyrs of the civil-rights movement.
Medgar Wiley Evers was born on July 2, 1925 in Decatur, Mississippi. He was the third of four children of a small farm owner who also worked at a nearby sawmill.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. After the war he studied at Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College in Mississippi. He entered college in 1948, majored in business administration, and graduated in 1952.
During his senior year he married a fellow student, Myrlie Beasley. After graduation the young couple moved near Evers’s hometown.
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Charles de Gaulle – French general

Charles de Gaulle - French general

Charles de Gaulle – French general


In France, perhaps, like nowhere else in the world, people have always been able to appreciate the personality. Let’s remember, for example, the Hundred Years’ War. The French nobility was knocked out by English arrows at the Battle of Crecy and Poitiers, the king was in captivity, the country was ruined. And then the knight Bertrand du Guesclin appeared and saved France.
In the 15th century, France was rescued by the Maid of Orleans in knight armor – Joan of Arc. And in the 20th century, Charles de Gaulle turned out to be the savior of France, its brave knight, who allowed the country to preserve its pride and honor…
The father of the future politician, Henri de Gaulle, was a professor of philosophy and literature. His beloved son was born in 1890. Later, Charles de Gaulle wrote: “My father, an educated and thinking man, brought up in certain traditions, was full of faith in the high mission of France”.
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Hermann Göring – German politician

Hermann Göring - German politician

Hermann Göring – German politician


Hermann Göring was a German politician and air force commander. He was second in command to Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.
Hermann Wilhelm Göring was born on January 12, 1893 in Rosenheim, Bavaria. He was the son of the consul general of the German Empire in Haiti. Hermann was educated in the military school. In October 1915 Göring became a fighter pilot and by 1918 he had won all the important military awards.
After the war he went to Denmark to fly as a private pilot. Göring met Hitler when he returned to Germany in 1922. Hermann became commander of the Nazi storm troopers. In November 1923, he received a painful injury which brought on his first drug addiction.
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Alexander Hamilton – first U.S. treasury secretary

Alexander Hamilton - first U.S. treasury secretary

Alexander Hamilton – first U.S. treasury secretary


Alexander Hamilton was one of the youngest and brightest of the founders of the United States. He was the first secretary of the treasury. He worked to create a strong U.S. government.
Hamilton was born on January 11, probably in 1755, in the British West Indies. He was the illegitimate son of James Hamilton, a Scotsman, and Rachel Fawcett Lavien, daughter of a French Huguenot physician. At the age of 12 he worked as a clerk in a trading firm in St. Croix. The boy went to school in New Jersey and New York. In 1776 he left college without graduating. Hamilton joined the military during the American Revolution. From 1777 to 1781 he served with General George Washington. Noticed by Washington, Hamilton became the general’s trusted aide-de-camp. After the war Hamilton became a lawyer.
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Barack Obama – 44th president of America

Barack Obama - 44th president of America

Barack Obama – 44th president of America


Barack Obama was the first African American to be elected president of the United States. In 2008 he become the country’s 44th president. In 2009 Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Barack Hussein Obama II was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, who was white, came from Kansas and his father was from Kenya. His parents divorced when the boy was 2 years old. His mother later married a man from Indonesia, and Barack lived in Indonesia between the ages of 6 and 10. Then he lived with his mother’s parents in Hawaii. His father died in 1982 at the age of 46.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton – writer and reformer

Elizabeth Cady Stanton - writer and reformer

Elizabeth Cady Stanton – writer and reformer


Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a writer and reformer. She helped to start the women’s rights movement in the United States. She fought to give women the right to vote in elections. Stanton was perhaps the most gifted and versatile feminist leader in American history.
Elizabeth Cady was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York, into the family of a judge. She was the eighth of eleven children of Daniel Cady and Margaret Livingston Cady; five of her brothers and sisters died at an early age.
She was a clever girl, but couldn’t go to college, because colleges did not accept women then. Elizabeth attended Troy Female Seminary in New York. In 1840 she married a lawyer and abolitionist leader Henry Stanton. Between 1842 and 1856, the couple had six children. The seventh, unplanned, was born in 1859, when Elizabeth was 44 years old.
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