Mirjam Ohringer was born in 1924 in Amsterdam as the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Galicia. After the occupation of the Netherlands by the German “Wehrmacht” she was engaged in the Dutch resistance, always in danger of being discovered and deported in a concentration camp.
For the Resistance she collected money for illegal immigrants from Germany, copied clandestinely messages, distributed flyer of the resistance movement and delivered dispatches.
Hans Coppi was born at Barnimstraße Women's Prison in Berlin. His parents, activists of the “Red Orchestra” were arrested in 1942 and later executed. Writing his dissertation on Harro Schulze-Boysen, he got his doctorate at the Berlin Institute of Technology in 1992.
From 1990 Coppi is contributor at the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin.
Lidia Menapace was born on the 3rd of April 1924 in Novara and is an Italian politician, feminist and writer. Already as a very young woman she worked for the Resistance as a carrier. After the war she was engaged in the catholic movement but had also sympathies of the Italian Communist Party. In 1969 she is part of the groups who founds the journal “Il Manifesto”. She represents one of the most important voices of the Italian feminism and has published numerous books. In 2006 she was elected in the Senate on the lists of the Communist Refoundation. Since 2011 she is one of the members of the national committee of the partisan association ANPI.