Photo: AP
Irena Sendler. Smuggled Jewish children out of ghetto
Photo: AP

Polish walkway named for savior of Jews

Irena Sendler, who saved 2,500 Jewish children from Holocaust, honored by president of Poland with walkway in former Warsaw Ghetto

Polish officials have honored Irena Sendler, a Polish woman credited with saving 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust, by naming a walkway in a symbolically important spot after her.


Sendler was a social worker who smuggled Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, when Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany. The children were placed with Christian families and in convents and given new names. Sendler died in 2008.


President Bronislaw Komorowski and Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz presided over the naming ceremony last week. Sendler's daughter Janina Zgrzembska was also present.


The walkway is in the former Warsaw Ghetto between a monument to the Jews who fought in the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising and the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews.



פרסום ראשון: 05.28.13, 07:35
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