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Life in a Jar
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project | Jack Mayer
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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. After the war her heroism was suppressed by communist Poland and remained virtually unknown for 60 years-- until three high school girls from an economically depressed rural school district in southeast Kansas stumbled upon a tantalizing reference to Sendler's rescues, which they fashioned into a history project.
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feminismandyoga
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It's the first day of the World Holocaust Forum and I happened to have just finished a book about the Holocaust. If you're unfamiliar with her story, Irena Sendler saved over 2500 children during the Holocaust. This is her story and how it all came to light after a Kansas high school project in 1999. ⠀
It serves as a great reminder that there can be heroism and decency in the darkest hours if we only decide to follow our hearts.

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@Insightsintobooks True:
Sons and soldiers
Life in a Jar
One Step Ahead
Story of Irena Sendler
Irenas Children
Remember Us
Hiding in Plain Sight
Night
anything by Louis Zamperini
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Hidden
War and Genocide
Last Jew of Treblinka
Nuremberg Trials
#neverforget

Insightsintobooks Thank you! 4mo
Insightsintobooks I haven't read a lot of these. I feel so undereducated myself. I'm adding basically all of these to my TBR. 4mo
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goodbyefrancie
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Great way to spend the day! #AudioLego #StarWars

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oooh! Whatcha making? An At-at? 2y
goodbyefrancie @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It's a First Order Heavy Scout Walker. ☺ 2y
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Day 11: #underratedread
This book alternates perspectives between Irena Sendler and 3 high school girls who created the history project that gave Sendler the recognition that she deserved. For those who don't know, Sendler was a social worker who helped save about 2,500 children from certain death during WWII. Without that Kansas school project, Sendler would probably still be one of many unrecognized heroes from WWII. #riotgrams @bookriot

mrozzz Wow!!! 👌🏻 2y
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Kansas teens discover the story of Irene Sendler who rescued babies and children out of the Warsaw Ghetto. Interestingly, during her escape from prison, Irena spent some time at the Warsaw Zoo with Jan and Antonia (The Zookeeper's Wife).

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"You are never too small or too young to redeem mankind."

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Trudle
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Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.