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A Polish girl holding her dog in her arms views the destruction wrought by German air raids during the siege of Warsaw

A Polish girl holding her dog in her arms views the destruction wrought by German air raids during the siege of Warsaw

"In 1939, right after the Germans invaded, Warsaw began to see trainloads of blonde, blue-eyed children being taken to "Germanization" camps in Germany.  Everyone in Warsaw knew about a certain group of women...when the trains pulled in, they tried to convince the German guards to accept bribes in exchange for some of the children."  Irena Sendler was one of these women.  Later she did everything she could to save Jewish children, including the ones in this photo. (1944)

Jewish girls hidden with Polish orphans in a convent - 1944

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Irene Sendler was head of the children's bureau of Zegota, an underground organization setup to save Jewish children after Poland was invaded by the Nazis. Her and about 30 other women help save infants, children, and teenagers from Nazis.

Female soldier of the Polish resistance "Home Army" (Armia Krajowa) 2WW The Armia Krajowa, or Home Army, was the dominant Polish resistance movement in World War II German-occupied Poland. The AK's primary resistance operations were the sabotage of German activities, including transports headed for the Eastern Front in the Soviet Union. The AK also fought several full-scale battles against the Germans, particularly in 1943 and 1944

Female soldier of the Polish resistance "Home Army" (Armia Krajowa) The Armia Krajowa, or Home Army, was the dominant Polish resistance movement in World War II German-occupied Poland.

Forced labour under German rule during World War II - Young Polish girl with a letter P patch

Polish girl wearing letter "P" patch, subjected to curfew and banned from public transportation

Photographer Julien Bryan comforting ten-year-old Polish girl Kazimiera Mika whose sister had just been killed by strafing German aircraft, near Warsaw, Poland, 13 Sep 1939

[Photo] Photographer Julien Bryan comforting ten-year-old Polish girl Kazimiera Mika whose sister had just been killed by strafing German aircraft, near Warsaw, Poland, 13 Sep 1939

Casualty of War: Photographer Julien Bryan comforts a ten-year-old Polish girl named Kazimiera Mika, whose older sister was killed in a field near Jana Ostroroga Street in Warsaw during a German air raid by Luftwaffe (September

Repatriation of German children from Poland in August 1948, one of the series of the flight and expulsion of Germans after World War II.The original caption of the photo says: “These German kids have just arrived with a transport from the Polish territories in a small town in West Germany. Doubt and mistrust are in sight of the girl’s eyes.” Photo courtesy of Das Bundesarchiv via Wikimedia Commons.

German children deported from the eastern areas of Germany taken over by Poland arrive in West Germany - August 1948

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