WARSAW, Poland: Poland’s parliament on Wednesday honored Irena Sendler, a 97-year-old credited with saving 2,500 Jews during the Holocaust, at a ceremony during which the country’s president said she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

At a special session, members of the Senate — the upper house of parliament — unanimously approved a resolution honoring Sendler and the Polish underground Council for Assisting Jews.

The group’s members, mostly Roman Catholics, risked their own lives to save Jews from the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland.

The resolution honored Sendler, who lives in a nursing home in Warsaw and was too frail to attend the session, for organizing the “rescue of the most defenseless victims of the Nazi ideology: the Jewish children.”