Irena Sendler Research Paper

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How far would you go to save someone’s life? During World War II, Irena Sendler, a polish social worker risked her life againnd again saving the lives of children from the Warsaw ghetto. She saved at least 2,500 children during the Nazi occupation of Poland. She did this for one reason only, to help others. Irena is quoted as saying “If someone is drowning, you have to give them your hand. When the war started, all of Poland was drowning in a sea of blood, and those who were drowning the most were the Jews. And among the Jews, the worst off were the children. So I had to give them my hand.” (Irena Sendler: Bringing Life to Children of the Holocaust) Irena grew up in a time of great turmoil throughout her country. She came from a family that raised her with the values that would lead her to risk her life for the children dealing with the horrors of the ghettos. Her father, who died when she…show more content…
Also she was named most distinguished social worker by the International Federation of Social Workers. According to ‘Life in a Jar the Irena Sendler Project’ Three Kansas students pulled Irena out of her obscurity in the U.S by writing the play Life in a Jar. Which resulted in the Irena Sendler Project which rewards influential teachers and administrators. Irena was also nominated for the global peace prized but lost to Al Gore. She passed away at the age of nighty-eight Irena didn’t just save the lives of those 2,500 Jewish children she saved their children and grandchildren. She did great things for the world and still should be recognized more. Irena Sendler is one of the most inspiring people in history. Even after everything she did when she has been called a hero she is quoted as saying “the opposite is true-I continue to have qualms of conscience that I did so little. I could have done more. This regret will follow me to my death.” (Irena

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