Irena Sendler

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Irena Sendler
Irena Sendlerowa 1942.jpg
Born Irena Krzyżanowska
15 Februar 1910
Otwock, Poland
Died 12 Mey 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation Social wirker, humanitarian,Legend
Releegion Roman Catholic
Spoose(s) Mieczyslaw Sendler (1931-1947;[1] divorced)
Stefan Zgrzembski (1947-1959; divorced; 3 childer)
Mieczyslaw Sendler (1960s; divorced)
Parents Stanisław Krzyżanowski
Janina Krzyżanowska

Irena Sendler (née Krzyżanowska, an aa referred tae as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, Nom de guerre Jolanta; 15 Februar 1910 – 12 Mey 2008)[2]wis a Pols nurse/social wirker who served in the Pols Unnergrund durin Warld War II, an as heid o childer's section o Żegota,[3][4] an unnergrund resistance organization in German-occupied Warsaw. Assistit bi some twa dozen ither Żegota members, Sendler smuggled some 2,500 Jewish childer oot o the Warsaw Ghetto an then providit them wi false identity documents an wi hoosin ootside the Ghetto, savin those childer durin the Holocaust.[5]

The Nazis eventually discovered her activities, tortured her, an sentenced her tae daith, but she managed tae evade execution an survive the war. In 1965, Sendler wis recognized bi the State o Israel as Richteous amang the Naitions. Late in life she wis awairdit Poland's heichest honor for her wartime humanitarian efforts. She appears on a siller 2008 Pols commemorative coin honorin some o the Pols Richteous amang the Naitions.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Info re Irena Krzyżanowska's marriage to Mieczyslaw Sendler
  2. Irena Sendler. An unsung heroine. Lest We Forget. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  3. Mordecai Paldiel, The Path of the Righteous: Gentile Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust, Ktav Publishing House (January 1993), ISBN 0881253766
  4. Yad Vashem Shoa Resource Center, "Activites Żegota" PDF file, Żegota, page 4/34 of the Report.
  5. Baczynska, Gabriela (12 May 2008). Jon Boyle, ed. "Sendler, savior of Warsaw Ghetto children, dies". Reuters. Retrieved Sep 17, 2013.