Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler

Born: February 15, 1910

Died: May 12, 2008


Occupation: Humanitarian

Biography: Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker who served in the Polish Underground and the Żegota resistance organization in German-occupied Warsaw during World War II.


Source/Notes: Quoted in Irena Sendlerowa: Warsaw social worker who rescued thousands from the Jewish ghetto by Rupert Cornwell in The Independent (2008-05-14)