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Irena Sendler's Impact On Humanitarian History

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All over the world, many different people worship many different humanitarians who have effected life today. Many people see the different sides of a story, but eventually see the hero’s side of the story, which might not be the best there is. With life as it is today, a people will have to truly fit into someone else’s shoes in order to understand their life story. Although, even the best stories are judged by the appearance of it’s owner. Many humanitarians are looked to as world heroes, perhaps the ones who might have made a huge impact are Irena Sendler, Mahatmas Gandhi, and Mother Teresa. Irena Sendler, to begin with, is an important factor in the humanitarian history. Irena Krzyzanowska was born in Otwock, Poland on February 10, 1910…show more content…
Beinning as a social worker in 1939, Irena had access to the Warsaw Ghetto and was able to give assisstance to the people in need. Irena’s worked brought her to join Zegota, a council to aid Jews (Biography.com Editors). Irena was chosen to find a way to take the Jewish children from Warsaw with a flase advertisment of medicine for the Jewish. A secret removal of 2,500 children was organized with the help of orphanages, convents, and families outside of the Ghetto. The hardest task of the secret removal was to convince the guardians to give up their children to Zegota. Many of the guardians did not know if they or their children were going to die (Housel, Debra. Pp. 76-78). Once out of the Ghetto, Irena kept detailed records and real names of the children in a jar buried in her backyard (Biography.com Editors). Irena was not always helping children escape. Irena married Mieczyslaw Sendler in 1931 and moved to Warsaw before World War II. Once a divorce was filled, Irena married Stefan Zgrzembski in 1947 and had three children, a girl and two boys. Stefan died with an unknown cause and Irena remarried Sendler once again before yet another divorce was filled…show more content…
Born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandor, Kathiawar, India, Mahatmas Karmachord Gandhi was the son of Karmchand Gandhi, chief minister, and Putlibai, who was deeply religious lived in part of the British Empire (Biography.com Editors). With early marriages common, Mahatmas married at age 1 (Housel, Debra. Pp. 73-75). Mahatmas married Kasturba Makanji, the merchant’s daughter. As a result of the marriage, the teenagers rebelled by smoking, eating meat, and stealing money from household servants. Althrough Mahatmas had a rebellious attitude, Mahatmas was a shy, remarkable student, who was so timid that he slept with the lights on even as a teenager. In 1885, Mahatmas’s father passed as well as his first young child. With an interest in becoming a doctor, Mahatmas’s family steered him to enter the legal profession just as his father wanted him to be a government minister. In 1891, Mahatmas’s mother passed. With grief, Mahatmas struggled in being a lawyer (Biography.com Editors). Mahatmas’s mother was very religious and a devoted practioner of Vaishnavism, self-discipline, and nonviolence (History.com Staff). As a result of this, Mahatmas grew up worshipping the Hindu God, Vishnu, and followed Jainism, an ancient Indian religion that stressed nonviolence, fasting, meditation, and vegetarianism. In 888, Mahatmas moved to London and struggled with the transition to the Western Culture. Mahatmas
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