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Irena Sendler : mother of the children of the Holocaust

Author: Anna Mieszkowska
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Irena Sendler said, "There are two kinds of people: good and bad. Nationality, race, and religion do not play any role; what is important is which human you are." This Nobel Peace Prize nominee was largely unknown in America until a group of teenagers in Kansas discovered her inspiring and heartbreaking life story. In the fall of 1999, four young girls from Kansas began research for a high school history project.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mieszkowska, Anna.
Irena Sendler.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2011
Named Person: Irena Sendlerowa; Irena Sendlerowa
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Mieszkowska
ISBN: 9780313385933 0313385939
OCLC Number: 548555580
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What happened in Uniontown --
Roots, childhood, the family home --
Studies in Warsaw in the years 1927-1939 --
September 1939 --
Occupation --
I remember them --
The great action --
I saw it --
Why Żegota was formed --
How Sister Jolanta rescued children from the Warsaw ghetto --
Where the children were taken --
The Ghetto uprising --
The arrest --
Jesus, I trust in you: a hundred days in Pawiak Prison --
April-August 1944 --
What Sister Jolanta did during the 63 Days of the Warsaw Uprising --
Warsaw free! --
Fulfilled vocation: the postwar fates of rescued Jewish children --
The director: postwar professional and social work --
Grateful memories --
Do we remember?: we will remember! --
Why memories were revived so late --
Postwar family life --
As remembered by a witness --
Voices of the saved children --
Conclusion --
Life after the book.
Other Titles: Matka dzieci holocaustu.
Responsibility: Anna Mieszkowska ; translated by Witold Zbirohowski-Koscia.


This book offers the first English translation of the compelling heroine story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who organized the rescue of more than 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto  Read more...


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