Irena Sendler's Life During The Holocaust

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“I was taught by my father that when someone is drowning you don 't ask if they can swim, you just jump in and help.” -Irena Sendler.
1.5 million children died during the years of Jan 30, 1933 – May 8, 1945. Those years hold the memory of one of the largest genocides in history, the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, thousands of people did absolutely nothing. They didn 't step in to help innocent men, women, and children from horrific events that could 've been prevented. However, some people did step in. People like Irena Sendler changed history for the better. Irena Sendler is a woman who risked her life frequently to save 2,500 children from the horrific Warsaw Ghetto.

Born as Irena Krzyżanowska on February 15, 1910 to two Catholic parents Dr.Stanisław Krzyżanowski, a physician, and his wife, Janina, Irena was taught from a very young age to help anyone and everyone who is in need. Irena 's father treated many patients during his career, a majority of them were Jews, so, after his death in 1917, Jewish community leaders helped Irenas mother pay for Irenas education. Irena studied Polish literature at Warsaw University. She was suspended for three years from the university as a result of her public protest about the
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The Holocaust is a horrific event that very much could have been prevented, but only a handful of people tried to prevent it. If they hid Jews, if they gave Jews food and water, if they saved merely one Jew, they changed history. They showed the Nazis and Hitler that they could never win. Irena Sendler was apart of that handful of people. She saved 2,500 children from torture and death and risked her life everyday to do it. Irena was arrested on October 20, 1943 as people had informed on her. She was constantly questioned and tortured so badly that her legs and feet ended up fractured, but, she never gave up. She never gave the Nazis Zegotas information. She even received a death sentence. But, she lived to be 98 as she never gave up. She beat the
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