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during World War II Irena Sendler saved 2500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto

Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker. During World War II, she was a member of the Polish Underground and the Żegota Polish anti-Holocaust resistance in Warsaw. She helped save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto by providing them with false documents and sheltering them in individual and group children’s homes outside the ghetto. Despite being tortured and imprisoned by the Nazis, Sendler continued to do all she could to help Jewish children in Warsaw.

Irena Sendler (1910 - 2008)

Irena Sendler 1910-2008. During WWII, Irena worked in the German Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena mana...

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Irena Sendler - This incredible woman and her Polish resistance members managed to smuggle over 2000 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. Although captured and tortured by the Nazi's she refused to give information on the secret operation. She died in 2008 at 98 years old.

Irene Sendler, the 97-year-old Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children during the holocaust.

World War II (1939-1945)