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Jennifer Lewis
Jennifer Lewis • 2 years ago

World War II Heroine. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Sendler was working for the Warsaw Social Welfare Department, providing services for orphans and the poor, including food, clothing, and medicine. To shelter the Jews who were receiving such services, she started registering them under fictitious Christian names and reporting that they had infectious diseases to ward off inspections. Upon the Nazis' creation of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942, she joined the underground and took on the task...

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