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.
Photo by Mariusz Kubik, http://www.mariuszkubik.pl
Articles and resources
- In the Name of their Mothers: The story of Irena Sendler - Documentary film
- Irena Sendler - article on the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation Web site.
- Irena Sendler (1910 - 2008) - article on the Jewish Virtual Library Web site.
- Irena Sendler, saviour of children from the The Economist, May 22nd 2008
- Irena Sendler: WWII Rescuer and Hero by Peter K. Gessner
- Irena's Children - article on the Web site Holocaust Studies
- Smuggling Children out of the Ghetto - Irena Sendler was declared a "Righteous among the nations" by the organisation Yad Vashem.
- Irena Sendler - Wikipedia article
- United States Holoacaust Memorial Museum - For Students
Sendler with some of the "children" she saved, in Warsaw, 2005.
In the Media
- Quiet Heroine Irena Sendler - A photo gallerie with 20 photographs.
- Irena Sendler - Wikimedia Commons - Photos
- Irena Sendler Film - Documentary in the making
- Paquin to play Irena Sendler in TV movie - UPI.com
- The Irena Sendler Story (2009) (TV)
Irena Sendler, a Catholic hero
Irena Sendler - Life In A Jar
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