Virtual Event | Irena Sendler: Risking Her Life to Save Others (USHMM)

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End: March 1, 2024
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On Friday, March 1st at 12pm ET, USHMM will present the next program in our Stay Connected series,

IRENA SENDLER: Risking Her Life to Save Others

During World War II, Polish social worker Irena Sendler leveraged her vast network to smuggle food, medicine, and supplies into the Warsaw ghetto in German-occupied Poland—and smuggle Jewish children out. She relied on unconventional and dangerous methods to thwart the Nazis, including orchestrating the escape of five-month-old Elżbieta Kopel (later Ficowska) in a small wooden box.

Nothing stopped Irena. She remained determined to save Jewish lives even after she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death. Join us to commemorate Women’s History Month by honoring Irena Sendler’s life and legacy.


Watch the program live on the Museum’s YouTube ( page.

After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum’s Facebook ( and YouTube ( pages.


Please feel free to reach out for more information or if you have any questions.