REMEMBER THIS LADY - In memory of Irena Sendler
Irena Sendler (1910-2008) was a Polish Catholic social worker who served in the Polish Underground and the Żegota resistance organization in German-occupied Warsaw during World War II. Assisted by some two dozen other Żegota members, Sendler saved 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, providing them with false documents, and sheltering them in individual and group children's homes outside the Ghetto.
Irena Sendler in 2005
Irena Sendler died in Warsaw on May 12, 2008.
Ordinary people. The courage to say no