Irena Sendler smuggled some Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and then provided them with false identity documents and with housing outside the Ghetto, saving those children during the Holocaust.
Irena Adamowicz (1910-1963), "Righteous Among the Nations" from Poland was a member of the Polish Scouts was close to "Ha-Shomer ha-Tsair". She carried out liaison missions for the Jewish underground in the ghettos of Warsaw, Vilnius, Bialystok, Kovno and Siauliai. With her aid, connections were maintained between the underground of the Jewish ghettos and the Armia Krajowa Polish underground.
7 Polish Heroes The World Should Know Of On The 75th Anniversary Of WWII
September 2014 marks the Anniversary of Hitler’s invasion of Poland and the outbreak of World War II. To commemorate this event we prepared a list of Seven Poles who should be remembered for their heroism, hard work and compassion.
OrdinaryHeroes - Witold Pilecki volunteered to be imprisoned in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in order to infiltrate Nazi death camps.
Jan Karski (1914-2000) was a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter and later professor at Georgetown University. In 1942 and 1943, Karski reported to the Polish government in exile and the Western Allies on the situation in German-occupied Poland, especially the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto and the secretive Nazi extermination camps. In 1982, Yad Vashem recognised him as a Righteous Among the Nations, and he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.