October 12, 2006

Polish righteous gentile woman recommended for Nobel Prize

Holocaust survivor groups in Israel have joined the recommendation of the Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, to award the Nobel Peace Prize to 96-year-old Irena Sandlar, a member of the Polish underground group Zegota that was dedicated to saving Jews. Sandlar was recognized by the Yad Vashem Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority in 1965 for smuggling numerous Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto.