Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler is one of the best known Polish Righteous Among the Nations. She was granted this title for her honourable deeds during World War II – active in the underground and in the “Żegota” Council to Aid Jews, Irena Sendler was a mastermind behind the action to rescue Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Together with a group of female associates she managed to save the lives of several hundred children. To find out more, read her biography.