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Sendler Irena Mother of the Holocaust Children

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Published on Apr 3, 2008

Irena Sendler-Polish woman who helped save the lives of 2,500 Jewish children during World War II.Mother of the Holocaust Children.
ZEGOTA - Council for Aid to Jews in Occupied Poland (1942-1945).
Polish citizens have the highest amount of Righteous Among The Nations awards at the Yad Vashem Museum.
Poland 6,066 Righteous Among The Nations
Total 22,211 Righteous Among The Nations
In 2008
ULMA Family. The beatification cause, initiated in 2003 for an entire Polish family, is being moved forward by the relevant authorities in Rome. Already honoured by the title of "Righteous Among the Nations" by Israel, the Ulma family were executed by the German-Nazis on March 24, 1944, in the Markowa.
Before the German-Nazis invaded Poland, Hitler announced, "The destruction of Poland is our primary task." He also commanded, "Kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Only in this way can we obtain the living space we need." Hitler's head of secret police, Heinrich Himmler, promised that "all Poles will disappear from the world."
POLAND'S HOLOCAUST: 6 MILLION CITIZENS DEAD
(3 MILLION CHRISTIANS and 3 MILLION JEWS)
Poland lost six million citizens or about one-fifth of its population: three million of the dead were Polish Christians, predominantly Catholic, and the other three million were Polish Jews.
Zbigniew Brzezinski writes "Zegota is the story of extraordinary heroism...tantamount to 'Schindler's List' multiplied a hundred-fold."
Sheltering or helping Jews in German-occupied Poland posed a serious danger to anyone doing it. Poland was the only country where the German-Nazis ordered a death penalty not only for the persons directly aiding them but even for the neighbors living nearby.
ZEGOTA - Council for Aid to Jews in Occupied Poland (1942-1945).
Polish citizens have the highest amount of Righteous Among The Nations awards at the Yad Vashem Museum.
Poland 6,066 Righteous Among The Nations
Total 22,211 Righteous Among The Nations
In 2008
ULMA Family.

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