Maria Fernanda Rotter Vela
A sneak peek of Irena's Life
Irena went to Warsaw University, though she was kicked out for disobeying Jewish segregation laws. First of all she had very strong loyalties towards her Jewish friends, but they had a law that basically stated that Jewish were under the rest of the religions. One day Irena decided to stand up and break that division, so she went to sit on the Jewish side of the classroom, stating that she was a Jewish that day. A year later Irena was admitted back to the University where she completed her studies.
Irena developed a very strong believe of compassion towards different types people. It is through these beliefs that she was able to accomplish this heroic acts that she did for others.
“If you see someone drowning, you
must jump in and try to save them,
even if you don’t know how to swim.”
"The world could be better
if there is love, tolerance
"Every child saved with my
helps is the justification of my
existence on this earth,
and not a title of glory."
"I am a human smuggler."
Irena Sendler facts
- She rescued 2,500 kids from concentrated camps.
- She married Mieczyslaw Sendler.
- Irene ally was Jolunta.
- She was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 2007.
- She smuggled kids from death camps and gave them out to an orphanage.
- She gave this kids new identities.
- She would hide their new identities in a jar so that once they were old she could find them in order to remind them their past.
- She was a Polish nurse and social worker.
- She worked for a social welfare department.
- She died in May 12, 2008 as a 98 year old woman.
- Children were placed into Polish families.