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A memorial plaque commemorating Irena Sendler

On 8 May 2015, at 12.00 noon, in front of the building at 6 Ludwiki Street in Warsaw in which Irena Sendlerowa had lived from the 1930s until 1943, a ceremony of unveiling a memorial plaque commemorating that Polish social activist, detainee of the Pawiak Prison and the Righteous Among the Nations will be held.


During the German occupation, Irena Sendlerowa headed the children department of the state clandestine organization the Council to Aid Jews “Żegota”. In cooperation with her co-workers, she had saved many Jewish children from extermination, leading them out of the Warsaw Ghetto and placing them at Polish families or charity institutions.

The event was initiated by the Association of the Friends of the Wola District and the 6 Ludwiki Street Housing Community in a partnership with the Wola District of the Capital City of Warsaw. The patronage over the event was assumed by the Polish-Israeli Parliamentary Group. We warmly invite you to take part in the ceremony!

Author: Adam Dylewski