The Great Depression was as hard as times come. Families around the world had to struggle to put food on their tables. In the US, one in four men was unemployed and those who kept their jobs saw their salaries cut in half. And it was just as bad in most parts of the world.
Not every story that comes out of the Great Depression is a sad one, though. When times were at their toughest, people pulled together and helped each other out. Those who had something to share gave what they had to those in need — and because of them, some of the most inspiring stories came out of one of history’s darkest times.