Irena Sendler portrait

Irena Sendler was a Polish woman, she rescued more than 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust.

As a health worker, she sneaked the children out between 1942 and 1943 to safe hiding places. She kept the records of the saved children in jars buried beneath an apple tree in a neighbour's back yard, so she could reunite the children with their family after the war.

In 1943 she was captured and tortured severely by the Nazis, breaking both her legs and feet, but she never told them anything.

There is a tv film about her named “The courageous heart of Irena Sendler”, with Anna Paquin playing Irena.

Irena Sendler died in 2008 at the age of 98.


This small bust/portrait was made of BeeSPutty Plastic, her face is 4 cm (1,6 inch), paint: Genesis heatset paint and acrylics.
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