Notable Quotable

October 30, 2007|By CHICAGO TRIBUNE

The credit all goes to those kids in Kansas. If it were not for them, Irena would still be living in poverty. The president of Poland would not be kissing her hand. No one would bother with her. The children of Kansas put her on the map."

- RENATA ZAJDMAN, 78, of Montreal, who at age 14 was rescued from the Warsaw ghetto, on four high school students whose research for a school play for National History Day eventually led to recognition for Irena Sendler, 90, an unsung Polish heroine of the Holocaust who saved some 2,500 Jewish children

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