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Irena Sendler
BornIrena Krzyżanowska
15 Februar 1910
Otwock, Poland
Dee'd12 Mey 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw, Poland
ThriftSocial wirker, humanitarian,Legend
ReleegionRoman Catholic
Hauf-marrae(s)Mieczyslaw Sendler (1931-1947;[1] divorced)
Stefan Zgrzembski (1947-1959; divorced; 3 childer)
Mieczyslaw Sendler (1960s; divorced)
PawrentsStanisław Krzyżanowski
Janina Krzyżanowska

Irena Stanisława 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 nourice/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][6]

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 recognised bi the State o Israel as Richtous amang the Naitions. Late in life she wis awairdit Poland's heichest honour 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". Archived frae the original on 23 August 2013. Retrieved 4 Mairch 2014.
  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. Irena Sendler Archived 2018-01-15 at the Wayback Machine - her activities to save Jews' lives during the Holocaust, Yad Vashem website
  6. Baczynska, Gabriela (12 Mey 2008). Jon Boyle (ed.). "Sendler, savior of Warsaw Ghetto children, dies". Reuters. Archived frae the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.