These two young men risked their lives to save other lives & make sure the world would know the horrors of Auschwitz where the Nazis tortured and killed Jews......they industrialized the killing of fellow human beings.
Then to ingeniously and successfully escape and finally tell their story, people didn't believe them. In fairness, whaat they spilled out seemed so farfetched to normal folks it took a while for them to be convinced.
While the deportations and killings didn't stop as soon as they had hoped, FINALLY the Germans halted the trains to Auschwitz. In the end their actions ended up saving 1000's of lives.
Still young, I'd say these two young men has lived their lives well so far! Each went on to live as normal as possible lives after the war.... a miracle in itself.