Irena Sendler: Mother of the Children of the Holocaust

Irena Sendler: Mother of the Children of the Holocaust

In the fall of 1999, four young girls from Kansas began research for a high school history project. The students were inspired by a magazine article about Irena Sendler, and after discovering that Sendler was still alive, they exchanged letters with her and eventually traveled to Poland to meet with her. The play the students wrote as a result of their research and multiple interviews spawned worldwide interest in the epic story of one person who managed to save the lives of 2,500 children in Poland under German occupation.



This new translation brings the universally appealing story of Irena Sendler to an English-speaking audience for the first time. It contains moving accounts of courage and hope in the face of tremendous danger, cruelty, and terrifying uncertainty. It also portrays the unspeakable emotional distress suffered by the children's parents who chose to give them up, and communicates the decades of immense longing, loneliness, and guilt of the rescuees for having survived while their families did not.

Title:Irena Sendler: Mother of the Children of the Holocaust
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780313385933
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    Irena Sendler: Mother of the Children of the Holocaust Reviews

  • Staci Kemmerle

    Wonderful book......

  • Daniel L.

    Irena Sendler: A Hero of the Children and Their Mothers “I was taught by my father that when someone is drowning, you don’t ask if they can swim. You just jump in and help.” Irena Sendler was ne...

  • Robyn

    This memoir about this amazing women was worth the read. Irena Sendler saved thousands of children from the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII and has interesting and heart-breaking stories to tell. It was a s...

  • Natalie

    La intención de la autora al escribir la historia de Irene Sendler es muy buena, pero la estructura del libro me parece desorganizada y confusa, especialmente para las personas que no conocen nada de...

  • Emily

    Not the best written book, but a fascinating account of a woman who saved more Jews (mostly children) than did Schindler, but about whom the world knows next to nothing (Irena Sendler)....

  • Andrea

    I can not find this book anywhere!After seeing the movie, I am very interested in learning more about amazing Irena. ...

  • Ginger Miller

    An excellent account from the great lady herself. I think. The author never crosses the line and Irena gets the final word on everything. She did not trust reporters or the media and with good reason....

  • Jos Pedro Gomes

    O livro em si, a história, o contéudo, é tudo muito bom. A tradução é péssima não no sentido do tradutor ser mau ou não, mas porque se percebe perfeitamente que é uma tradução à pressa co...

  • Alenka of Bohemia

    I felt the book was a bit disorganized and wanted more of actual Irena, but that does not mean the information the publication carries are without value. On the contrary. More people need to read abou...

  • Andrea Ivonne

    Este libro me costo demasiado entenederlo y terminarlo. La historia de la ayuda que presto Irena durante la segunda Guerra MUndial, el valor y la fortaleza de la mujer sin duda son bastante inspirador...