Irena Sendler was a Polish social worker and nurse known for saving the lives of about 2,500 Jewish children in the infamous Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. She was eventually caught by the Nazis, who wasted no time in imprisoning and torturing her. She was later sentenced to death, but managed to escape from prison and survived the war.
She was the daughter of Janina and Dr. Stanisław Krzyżanowski. She was married and divorced three times. She had three children with her second husband Stefan Zgrzembski.
In 2003, she was honored with Poland's highest civilian honor, the Order of the White Eagle.
She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on three occasions.
In 2003, she received a personal letter from Pope John Paul II applauding her for her extraordinary humanitarian effort during World War II.
was a famous Polish nurse and social worker,
who was born on
February 15, 1910. As a person born on this date, Irena Sendler is listed in our database as the 4th
most popular celebrity for the day (February 15) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1910).
People born on February 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer.
Irena Sendler is the 170th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Irena Sendler's birthday, Irena Sendler is the 4th most famous Polish and ranks 11th in famous people born in Warsaw, Poland.
In general, Irena Sendler ranks as the 1940th
most popular famous person of all time.
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