Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler

Born: February 15, 1910

Died: May 12, 2008

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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.

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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)