Peter Webber, the director behind Girl With A Pearl Earring, Hannibal Rising and Emperor is to direct the film about Irena Sendler, the social worker who risked her life to save 2,500 Jewish children during WWII.
An exhibition presenting the achievements of 34 Polish and Romanian women, including fighters for independence and women's rights, artists, researchers and sportswomen is on show in Romania.
Risking everything Irena Sendler saved thousands of Jewish children from the murderous clutches of the Holocaust in occupied Warsaw.
The 34-year-old Israeli actress and former model said she picked on the story of Irena Sendler, the Polish nurse and social worker who during WWII smuggled 2,500 children out of the Warsaw Ghetto, because she wanted to bring the ‘inspirational story to life’.
The London Jewish community on Thursday honoured persons who helped Jews during the Holocaust, including two Poles, Irena Sendler and Janusz Korczak, by unveiling commemorative plaques dedicated to them at the Hoop Lane cemetery, located north of the city.
The 10th anniversary of the death of a Polish nurse who risked her life to save thousands of Jewish children during WWII will be marked today in Poland and by Holocaust survivors around the world.
Irena Sendler was a heroine who is credited with having saved the lives of thousands of children during the Second World War; she is a monumental, wonderful figure, we must remember her, President Andrzej Duda wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
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