Irena Sendler: A Brief Biography

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Irena Sendler, only child of physician Dr. Stanislaw and Janina, was born on February 15, 1919. in Poland. She is known by her heroic act of rescuing more than 2,500 Jewish children during World War II, when the Germans invaded Warsaw. According to “Life in a Jar”, a project that gained all important information about her trajectory, "Irena along her helpers, made over 3,000 false documents to help Jewish families". Her job consisted in smuggling children out of the Ghetto and hiding them in a save place until the war was over. On October of 1943, Irena was arrested and sentenced to death. Luckily, leaders of Zegota, a group that helped Jewish people, had bribed the German who was going to execute her and he helped her escape. Everyone gave

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