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Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler, a 95-year-old Polish woman who is credited with saving the lives of 2,500 Jewish children during World War II, meets with a group of American students who regularly perform a brief play about her life, in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, May 30, 2005. Sendler risked her life to smuggle Jewish children out of Warsaw's ghetto and even under torture by Nazis refused to reveal the identities of those she saved. Poland's parliament on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 honored Sendler at a ceremony during which the country's president said she deserves the Nobel Peace

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