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USHMM- Irena Sendler: Risking Her Life to Save Others

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Livestreamed on Youtube here:
Date Fri, Mar 1, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Duration   1h

During World War II, Polish social worker Irena Sendler leveraged her vast network to smuggle food, medicine, and supplies into the Warsaw ghetto in German-occupied Poland—and smuggle Jewish children out. She relied on unconventional and dangerous methods to thwart the Nazis, including orchestrating the escape of infant Elżbieta Kopel (later Ficowska) in a small wooden box.

Nothing stopped Irena. She remained determined to save Jewish lives even after she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death. Join us to commemorate Women’s History Month by honoring Irena Sendler’s life and legacy.

Dr. Ewa Wampuszyc, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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