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Steve Benson on Irena Sendler's Heroism

This Week in History: On October 20, 1943, Irena Sendler committed one final act of heroism before her capture by the Nazis: hiding a list of the true identities of thousands of children she had saved so they might be reunited with their families after the war. Steve Benson describes her bravery and her massive impact on thousands of survivors.
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This Week in History: On October 20, 1943, Irena Sendler committed one final act of heroism before her capture by the Nazis: hiding a list of the true identities of thousands of children she had saved so they might be reunited with their families after the war. Steve Benson describes her bravery and her massive impact on thousands of survivors.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On October 20, 1943, Irena Sendler committed one final act of heroism before her capture by the Nazis: hiding a list of the true identities of thousands of children she had saved so they might be reunited with their families after the war. Steve Benson describes her bravery and her massive impact on thousands of survivors.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On October 20, 1943, Irena Sendler committed one final act of heroism before her capture by the Nazis: hiding a list of the true identities of thousands of children she had saved so they might be reunited with their families after the war. Steve Benson describes her bravery and her massive impact on thousands of survivors.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.

Steve Benson on Ruth Gruber

This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.
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This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.

Gusta Dawidson Draenger

Defiant to the end, Gusta Dawidson Draenger wrote Justina’s Diary, her account of the partisan struggles against the Nazis, on toilet paper in a Gestapo prison and inspired others to persevere when all hope seemed lost.

Ruth Gruber, 2015

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Journalist and writer Ruth Gruber in New York City, August, 2015.
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Journalist and writer Ruth Gruber in New York City, August, 2015.
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Ida Dehmel.
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Ida Dehmel.

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