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The bravery of Franceska Mann

Arriving at Auschwitz in 1943, Polish-Jewish ballet dancer Franceska Mann was ordered to disrobe for the crematorium. She took off her clothes provocatively to distract the Nazi guard, then snatched the roll-call officer’s pistol & shot him dead. She fired a second shot that wounded an SS sergeant. Other prisoners began a riot that was broken up when the guards opened fire with machine guns. Mann died on the spot. But she stood up to evil

Source: History Bites 

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