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Meet the woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children during World War II

26 December 5

During World War II, Irena Sendlerowa was an employee of the Warsaw health department, which meant she could visit the Warsaw ghetto often to look after sick children. Sendlerowa smuggled them out in boxes and trash bags to people willing to adopt and take care of them. After being discovered, she was tortured by the Gestapo but didn't divulge the secrets of the hidden children. After the war, Sendlerowa passed on information about the children, and later she was nominated for a Nobel Prize for her achievements.

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