Polish officials have honored Irena Sendler,
a Polish woman credited with saving 2,500 Jewish children from the
Holocaust, by naming a walkway in a symbolically important spot after
Sendler was a social
worker who smuggled Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during
World War II, when Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany. The children
were placed with Christian families and in convents and given new names.
Sendler died in 2008.