The inspirational story of Irena Sendler, who knocked on Jewish doors in the Warsaw ghetto and, in Sendler’s own words, “tried to talk the mothers out of their children.” It is also the story of the students from Kansas who rediscovered her, each carrying her own painful burden and each called in her own complex way to spread the history of Irena Sendler.
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Irena’s father was a doctor. Her father died in the typhus epidemic of 1917 when he contracted the disease while caring for poor Jewish people in Otwock. Browse our photo gallery for a photo and information on Irena’s mother and father.