Saturday, 15 February 2020

Pencil in Irena's Children


He was interrupted in mid-sentence by the stomping of heavy boots outside the door. Someone's pencil dropped to the floor in panic and rattled. These were the feared but familiar sounds of Nazi boots, and the teenage students in the dark room could hear now the horrible bellowing outside the window, the barked orders for the Jews to show themselves. 

Tilar J Mazzeo, Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto, 2016

Irena Stanislawa Sendler, b. 15 February 1910, Polish humanitarian who served in the Polish Underground Resistance during WWII, rescued thousands of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto. Google Doodle is dedicated to her today.


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