“Irena Sendler” celebrates courage and lifePosted on 15th October 2019

“Irena Sendler” celebrates courage and life

Los Angeles, USA – 15 October 2019      During World War II, a young Polish social worker, Irena Sendler, smuggled an estimated 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto, helped by adults who were themselves amongst the 40,000 Jews trapped inside its walls. Sometimes a Jewish child who could recite some Christian prayers could be hidden inside a church just outside the Ghetto perimeter. Others were placed in Christian homes or in institutions run by Catholic religious sisters.

In October 1943, Irena was arrested and sentenced to death, a sentence she escaped thanks to members of the underground resistance who bribed the prison guards for her release in February 1944.

Now, a film Irena Sendler, is to commemorate her story, produced by and starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot.

Tags:holocaust, ww2, Irena Sendler, war

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