Brave beyond measure
The Nazis took her to the notorious Pawiak prison, which few people left alive. Gestapo agents tortured her repeatedly, leaving Sen,dler with scars on her body — but she refused to betray her team. "I kept silent. I preferred to die than to reveal our activity," she was quoted as saying in Anna Mieszkowska's biography, biography, "Mother of the Children of the Holocaust: The Story of Irena Sendler."