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Today in World War II History—Oct. 20, 1943

Irena Sendler, 1942 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Irena Sendler, 1942 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 20, 1943: United Nations War Crimes Commission is established.

Germans arrest Polish social worker Irena Sendler for smuggling 2500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto; she will be saved from her death sentence when Polish Resistance members bribe the guards to release her and mark her off as already executed.