Poland honors Irena Sendler
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Poland honors Irena Sendler

A Polish Catholic woman who saved 2,500 Jews from the Nazis was honored by the Polish Senate. Irena Sendler, now 97, was a social worker in Warsaw during the
Nazi occupation of Poland. With the help of the Polish underground army,
Sendler helped smuggle Jews out of the Warsaw Ghetto. She was tortured by the
Nazis when they discovered her activities.Now living in a Warsaw nursing home, Sendler’s efforts to save Jews were largely unknown in the wider world until recently. The Polish government is supporting her nomination for the Nobel Peace
Prize. Yad Vashem named her Righteous Among the Nations.