• Every child saved with my help and the help of all the wonderful secret messengers, who today are no longer living, is the justification of my existence on this earth, and not a title to glory.

    Irena Sendler's letter to the Polish Senate (2007), as quoted in "Irena Sendler, Lifeline to Young Jews, Is Dead at 98" by Dennis Hevesi, May 13, 2008.
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