The Nazis, World War II and one man’s decision to give up his life for a total stranger

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. -- For one man, his legacy came down to one decision.

It’s a decision that holds a life lesson that transcends time and culture. A shrine to his heroic deed sits in north suburban Libertyville.

Friday marks the 74th anniversary of this story that still inspires people around the world.

WGN's Larry Potash has the story.

Watch the video in the player above