My favorite Polish heroine is Irena Sendler (1910 – 2008.) Sendler. Assisted by two dozen other Zegota members, she smuggled some 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler was a Polish Catholic whose father was a doctor, held a position as an administrator with the Warsaw Department of Social Work. From 1939 – 1942 she secretly worked making false documents for many people in the Warsaw area before joining the Zegota underground. She provided these children with false identity documents and placed them in convents, orphanages and with Catholic families.
Polish Army Captain Witold Pilecki has the honor of being the only person to intentionally sneak INTO Auschwitz.