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This month of May represents the 10th anniversary of the death of Irena Sendler, a Polish Socialist humanitarian worker credited with having saved the lives of some 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during World War II.
It comes as Israel - a country born out of the horrors of the holocaust in which some six million Jewish people were killed - marks its 70th anniversary.
RFI’s Filip Warwick spoke with Elzbieta Ficowska, one of the Jewish children saved by Irena Sendler.
Why a cloud hangs over the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising