Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker. During World War II, she saved 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, providing false documents and sheltering them in individual or group children's homes outside the ghetto.

Biographical articles - In the Media - Quotations

Articles and resources

In the Media

Irena Sendler, a Catholic hero

 

 

Irena Sendler - Life In A Jar

 

  Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

 

Quotations

I was brought up to believe that a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality. Irena Sendler --- Quoted in "Holocaust heroine's survival tale" by Adam Easton in BBC News

Heroes do extraordinary things. What I did was not an extraordinary thing. It was normal. Irena Sendler --- Quoted in "Irena Sendlerowa: Warsaw social worker who rescued thousands from the Jewish ghetto" by Rupert Cornwell in The Independent

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Irena Sendler

Photo by Mariusz Kubik, http://www.mariuszkubik.pl

Sendler with some of the "children" she saved, in Warsaw, 2005.

Sendler with some of the "children" she saved,
in Warsaw, 2005.