A few names that I thought were interesting during this read:
Richard Saul Wurman: http://wurman.com/rsw/
I had no idea he was the founder of TED: Technology/Entertainment/Design. He wrote 81 books on subjects that initially he could not understand and his most recent project 19.20.21 is all about documenting the surge in population and how that is affecting Urban and Business planning. http://www.192021.org/
Abbe Don: http://www.ideo.com/people/abbe-don/
She has a passion for storytelling, and her passion lead her to advance her knowledge of Interactive story telling. Growing up and hearing her grandmother talk about her life story she wanted to document it. This project is called Bubbe’s Back Porch
Leni Riefenstahl: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leni_Riefenstahl
German filmmaker who created strongly biased simulated works during the Nazi Regime. She was an artist associated with the Third Reich and was also a friend to Adolf Hitler. Which just blows my mind that she was not a blue eyed, blond haired woman but yet she managed to be free and un-persecuted during this time.
*Point of interest in organizing data that could apply to entry points for researching the Children of the Lodz Ghetto : Alphabets(currently), Locations, Time, Continuums, Numbers, Categories, Randomness.