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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