Improbably Effective Holocaust Rescuers

Promotion of a book about Irena Sendler, entitled Mother of the children of Holocaust by Anna Mieszkowska. Irena Sendler was a Polish nurse and social worker who helped to save approximately 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust. In 1965, she was recognised by the State of Israel as Righteous among the Nations. (Photo by Wojtek Laski/Getty Images) Wojtek Laski/Contributor/Getty Images

There are many amazing, heroic stories of people who risked everything to protect Jews and other people at risk before and during the holocaust. A few turned to particularly ingenious, unexpected or daring plans to save people.

Topics in this Podcast: Jewish history, 20th century, European history, holocaust