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Irena Sendler Memorabilia

The medal and certificate of the Righteous Among the Nations, the Honorary Citizenship of Israel, the Honorary Citizenship of Otwock and the keys to the city – these are among the valuable items which have been added to the Irena Sendler collection at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

On 15th May 2014, these items were handed over to the Museum’s Acting Director, Andrzej Cudak, by Janina Zgrzembska, daughter of Irena Sendler. The meeting took place prior to a ceremony during which a lane, next to the Museum, was named in Irena Sendler’s honour.

These are not the first gifts Janina Zgrzembska has given to the Museum. In 2009, the Museum received a large collection of state awards, together with documents, books, letters and memorabilia which Irena Sendler had received, over many years, from young people around the world.

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