During the Holocaust, she was the driving force behind a critical operation, saving the lives of 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto and providing them with false identity papers. She did it at great risk to her life. After the war, she kept her deed a secret. For decades. Irena Sendler. On her birthday, we remember the bravery of this Polish-Catholic woman.
Imagine how many Shoah victims would have lived had there been more individuals like Irena Sendler?