Irena Senders – World War 2 Heroine

Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic nurse and social worker who began aiding Jews as early as 1939 after the Germans first invaded Poland. She helped create false documents for over 3,000 Jewish families and later joined the underground Polish resistance organisation.

Irena led a secret operation that saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War 2. She and her colleagues secretly transported babies and children out of the Ghetto by hiding them in an ambulance with a false bottom or in baskets, coffins, and even potato sacks.

Her story is still so relevant for today on how to stand up for people being targeted for their differences.


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