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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project
Life in a Jar The Irena Sendler Project
Author: Jack Mayer
During World War II, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, organized a rescue network of fellow social workers to save 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto. Incredibly, after the war her heroism, like that of many others, was suppressed by communist Poland and remained virtually unknown for 60 years. Unknow...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780984111312
ISBN-10: 098411131X
Publication Date: 3/28/2011
Pages: 396
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

4.8 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Long Trail Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 47
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This book was so heart wrenching but at the same time so uplifting and inspirational! I hadn't heard about Irena Sendler until recently and apparently, I wasn't alone. She was instrumental in saving about 2500 Jewish children from the holocaust. After the war was over and Stalin's communists took over Poland, no one talked much about what had gone on before (for fear of repercussions) so she remained unknown. 3 high school girls from Kansas decided to use her as their History Day Project and it was an instant success. They were requested to perform all over the country and they finally had a chance (on a few occasions) to meet with Irena.

This book covers how and why the girls chose this subject . It goes into Irena's life and the risks she took and then it goes into the aftermath of this project. For me, it was a page turner and I enjoyed every line in this book! A definite 5 stars! Everyone should read this.
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