5.12.08 – Fort Scott, Kan. – A photo of the late Irena Sendler is lit by candlelight in the window of the Lowell Milken Center Monday night in Fort Scott. Sendler, a Polish woman who rescued more than 2,500 Jews from the Warsaw, Poland ghetto during the Holocaust, died May 12 in Poland. She had suffered from a long bout of pneumonia. The Lowell Milken Center in Fort Scott is home to the Life in a Jar project, which features the heroics and life of Sendler. The photograph of Sendler was taken the beginning of May.
Irena Sendler is laid to rest on May 15, 2008, in Warsaw, Poland.