Between 1942 and 1943, Irena Sendler saved 2,500 children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto and finding non-Jewish families to adopt them.Β 

With the help of others, she was able to provide false documents for the children and give them temporary new identities to keep them safe.

When the Nazis discovered what she was doing, she was arrested and tortured. However, she refused to be broken. She managed to escape prison and survived the war. In 1965 she was recognized by the State of Israel as a Righteous Among the Nations.

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