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.

198 notes
Posted on Friday, 21 December
Tagged as: Irena Sendler Righteous Among the Nations WWII The Holocaust
Previous Post
  1. kittengal reblogged this from trenchbroom
  2. thatwartimeblog reblogged this from trenchbroom
  3. puguita reblogged this from alfieboe
  4. smilingscars reblogged this from westcoastrain
  5. bizarrist reblogged this from westcoastrain
  6. westcoastrain reblogged this from anxiety-consumes-me
  7. anxiety-consumes-me reblogged this from obsessivelygalahad
  8. obsessivelygalahad reblogged this from alvadee
  9. sharpeblud reblogged this from annabellioncourt
  10. ara-rose reblogged this from alvadee
  11. the-vacumme-cleaner reblogged this from doctor-who-in-nightvale
  12. doctor-who-in-nightvale reblogged this from yamisora
  13. yamisora reblogged this from alvadee
  14. annabellioncourt reblogged this from alvadee
  15. spookytimediaries reblogged this from alvadee
  16. phasetransfercatalyst reblogged this from nun-o-yo-bizznez
  17. nolifeandlovingit reblogged this from alvadee
  18. cgiaimo111 reblogged this from alfieboe
  19. hylexuly reblogged this from alvadee
  20. thescarletnightingale reblogged this from alvadee
  21. alfieboe reblogged this from alvadee
Theme Urban v3 by Max Davis