Life in a Jar

The Irena Sendler Project

Author: Jack Mayer

Publisher: Long Trail Press

ISBN: 098411131X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

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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.

Irena Sendler

Mother of the Children of the Holocaust

Author: Anna Mieszkowska

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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This title tells the univerally appealing story of Irena Sendler, who saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children in Poland during the Holocaust.

Irena's Jars of Secrets

Author: Marcia Vaughan,Ron Mazellan

Publisher: Lee & Low Books

ISBN: 9781620142523

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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A picture book biography of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who helped save nearly 2500 Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II.

Irena's Children

The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto

Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476778515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The "extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler--the "female Oskar Schindler"--who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II"--Dust jacket.

Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823425952

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Using toolboxes, ambulances, and other ingenious measures, Irena Sendler defied the Nazis and risked her own life by saving and then hiding Jewish children. Her secret list of the children's real identities was kept safe, buried in two jars under a tree in war-torn Warsaw. An inspiring story of courage and compassion, this biography includes a list of resources, source notes, and an index.

Jars of Hope

How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust

Author: Jennifer Rozines Roy

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1623705681

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Amid the horrors of World War II, Irena Sendler was an unlikely and unsung hero. While many people lived in fear of the Nazis, Irena defied them, even though it could have meant her life. She kept records of the children she helped smuggle away from the Nazis' grasp, and when she feared her work might be discovered, she buried her lists in jars, hoping to someday recover them and reunite children with their parents. This gripping true story of a woman who took it upon herself to help save 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust is not only inspirational; it's unforgettable.

Before the Court of Heaven

Author: Jack Mayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984111343

Category: History

Page: 524

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Historical fiction based on the true story of Ernst Techow, a young fascist assassin responsible for the 1922 murder of the highest-ranking Jew in Weimar Germany, Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau. Rathenau's mother's letter, read at Ernst's trial, offers her forgiveness if he confesses his guilt and repents before the court of heaven. Her letter becomes the fulcrum of Ernst's redemption. A literary portrayal of Germany from the beginning of the 20th Century to W. W. II, BEFORE THE COURT OF HEAVEN is also a thriller and the tender love story of Ernst and Lisa.

Code Name Żegota

Rescuing Jews in Occupied Poland, 1942-1945 : the Most Dangerous Conspiracy in Wartime Europe

Author: Irene Tomaszewski,Tecia Werbowski

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031338391X

Category: History

Page: 184

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An inspiring story of unarmed civilians of all ages who took on the Gestapo, the SS, and the Wehrmacht--and outwitted them at least 20,000 times. * Individual profiles of and insights from the rescued and the rescuers * 28 photographs including the Warsaw ghetto, a prisoner's letter from the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, and Nazi posters issuing regulations in occupied Poland * Primary sources such as archival documents, first person memoirs, including unpublished testimonies of the period, and interviews with both rescuers and rescued * Early interviews with Irena Sendler the subject of the Hallmark film, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, which was watched by 10 million viewers * A map of Poland showing areas annexed or occupied and partitioned for administrative purposes by Germany

Irena Sendler

Bringing Life to Children of the Holocaust

Author: Susan Brophy Down

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780778725534

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Presents the life story of Irena Sendler who rescued twenty-five thousand Jewish children during the Holocaust by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto and forging new identities for them.

Heroes of the Holocaust

Ordinary Britons who risked their lives to make a difference

Author: Lyn Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118123

Category: History

Page: 288

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Collected here for the first time are the remarkable and moving stories of the 27 British recipients of the ‘Hero of the Holocaust’ award. During one of the darkest times in human history they refused to stand by and do nothing; risking their lives to save Jewish friends, or complete strangers. And yet many of their stories have been forgotten. Frank Foley, a British spy whose cover was working at the British embassy in Berlin, took huge risks issuing forged visas to enable around 10,000 Jews to escape Germany before the outbreak of war. Jane Haining refused to come back to Scotland and leave the Jewish orphans in her care in Hungary. When they were sent to Auschwitz she was transported with them. Louise and Ida Cook were sisters from suburban London. They used their love of opera as a cover to take daring trips to help Jews escape Nazi Germany and Austria right up until the outbreak of war. Ten British POWs hid and cared for young Hannah Sarah Rigler when she escaped from a death march, having been forced to leave her mother behind. All those whose stories are collected here were ordinary people, acting on no one's authority but their own, who found they could not stand idly by in the face of such great evil. Written by acclaimed Holocaust historian Lyn Smith, Heroes of the Holocaust is a moving testament to the bravery of those whose inspiring actions stand out in stark relief at a time of such horror.

Crossroads of Freedom

Antietam

Author: James M. McPherson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195173307

Category: History

Page: 203

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian McPherson offers a masterful portrait of the bloodiest single day in American history, the Battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862.

Children of Terror

Author: Inge Auerbacher; B U Gilbride

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440179530

Category: History

Page: 120

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Two very young girls, one a Catholic from Poland, the other a Jew from Germany, are caught in a web of terror during World War II. These are their unforgettable true stories. “War does not spare the innocent. Two young girls, one a Catholic from Poland, the other a Jew from Germany, were witnesses to the horror of the Nazi occupation and Hitler’s terror in Germany. As children they saw their homes and communities destroyed and loved ones killed. They survived deportation, labor camps, concentration camps, starvation, disease and isolation. “This is a moving personal account of history. Urbanowicz and Auerbacher’s painful pasts and similar experiences should guide us to make correct decisions for the future.” Aldona Wos, M.D. Ambassador of the United States of America, Retired, to the Republic of Estonia Daughter of Paul Wos, Flossenburg Concentration Camp, Prisoner Number 23504 “Most Holocaust survivors are no longer with us, and that is why this volume is so important. It is a moving testimony by two courageous women, one Catholic and one Jewish, about their youthful ordeals at the hands of the Nazis. They succeed in ways even the most astute historian cannot — they literally capture history and bring it to life. It is sure to touch all those who read it.” William A. Donohue President, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights “Such an original book, written jointly by both a Jewish survivor and a Polish-Christian survivor of the Holocaust, Children of Terror points the way toward fresh insight, hope and redemption. If “Never again” is to be more than a slogan, tomorrow’s adults must be nourished and informed by books such as this. A fabulous piece of work, perfect for the young people who are our future.” Rabbi Dr. Hirsch Joseph Simckes, St. John’s University, Department of Theology “The authors were born in the same year but into different worlds: one a Polish Catholic and the other a German Jew. Despite their dramatically different traditions and circumstances, they shared a common trauma — the confusion and fear of being a child in wartime. Auerbacher and Urbanowicz vividly describe the saving power of family, place, and tradition. Young readers of Children of Terror will come away with a deeper understanding of the Second World War and a profound admiration for the book’s authors.” David G. Marwell, Ph.D., Director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Jolanta and Her 2,500 Kids

The True Story of Irena Sendler

Author: Barbara Scholzen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983545965

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 16

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Irena Sendler was a Christian and was taught by her father to love all people no matter what their religion or the color of their skin. Her compassion saved 2,500 children!

Abe's Story

A Holocaust Memoir

Author: Abram Korn,Joseph Korn,Richard Voyles

Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform

ISBN: 9781466490390

Category: History

Page: 224

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Abe Korn was only 16 when the Nazis invaded his hometown of Lipno, Poland, on the first day of World War II. He survived the entire war as a Jewish prisoner, enduring two Nazi ghettos, eight concentration camps, and a 45-day Death March from Auschwitz. Astonishingly, Abe kept his sense of human dignity- with gangrenous feet he struggled to stay on the healthy workers list; with scan supplies he bargained for food and coal and helped others survive. Abe never gave up hope. He always believed he could live one more day, and on April 11, 1945, when Buchenwald was liberated, Abe was finally free. After Liberation, Abe focused on going to school and earning a living. Eventually, as a man earnest to forgive past sins and take individuals at face value, he married a German Lutheran, who later converted to Judaism. They moved to the United States, where Abe had a remarkably successful business. Abram Korn died in 1972. Abe left the rough draft of a manuscript of his story. Twenty years after his death, Abe's son, Joey began completing his father's story and the First Edition of Abe's Story was published by Longstreet Press on April 11th, 1995, the fiftieth anniversary of Abe's liberation. The current edition is published by Sugarcreek Press. To the family he raised proudly in the Jewish tradition, Abe left a legacy of powerful inspiration. For modern-day readers seeking the best in Holocaust literature and riveting drama, Abe's Story is an incredible story of hope, of the human potential to do good in the face of horrible evil. Abe's Story is about hope, not despair. It's about life, not death. It's a powerful source of inspiration for a all who read it. "Important testimony." ¬- Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Price Laureate and author of Night. "Powerful. Unforgettable. Abe's Story is an inspiration to all who read it." - Pat Conroy, author of Prince of Tides and Beach Music. "An extraordinary memoir by an Auschwitz survivor, whose son rescued the manuscript from oblivion." - John Stoessinger, Trinity University, author of Might of Nations and Why Nations Go to War.'

If It's Not Impossible...

The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton

Author: Barbara Winton

Publisher: Troubador Publishing

ISBN: 9781783065202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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There are around 6000 people in the world today who owe their lives to Nicholas Winton. They are the descendants of a group of refugee children rescued by him from the Nazi threat in 1939. Some of them know of his existence and the part he played in their history, many others do not. It was a short event in his life but a critical one for those whose lives were saved. For him that intervention was over in a flash and other adventures supplanted it. Only much later did this episode re-emerge in his life and ever since has brought him visitors from all over the world anxious to learn his story. This book lays out that story in detail, exploring the motivation and early experiences that led to him acting to save young lives, while others looked the other way. His motto "If something is not impossible, then there must be a way to do it" led him to follow his own convictions and undertake an operation others had dismissed as unnecessary or too difficult. His life thereafter was full of exploits stimulated by similar motivation which, though not so consequential, remain testimony to his character. But what was his motivation? How had his life and background led to him being ready, willing and able to conduct a successful rescue operation of 669 children from Czechoslovakia at the age of 29? His daughter has painstakingly sifted through her father’s papers and talked to family and friends to construct a detailed account of his whole life. It explores the influences on his character as well as the historical events he was caught up in. Taken from his historical letters and writings, Winton’s own words are introduced to convey the atmosphere of many of his diverse experiences.

Bread and Roses, Too

Author: Katherine Paterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547488752

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Rosa’s mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills. But instead of filling their cramped tenement apartment with Italian lullabies, Mamma is out on the streets singing union songs, and Rosa is terrified that her mother and older sister, Anna, are endangering their lives by marching against the corrupt mill owners. After all, didn’t Miss Finch tell the class that the strikers are nothing but rabble-rousers—an uneducated, violent mob? Suppose Mamma and Anna are jailed or, worse, killed? What will happen to Rosa and little Ricci? When Rosa is sent to Vermont with other children to live with strangers until the strike is over, she fears she will never see her family again. Then, on the train, a boy begs her to pretend that he is her brother. Alone and far from home, she agrees to protect him . . . even though she suspects that he is hiding some terrible secret. From a beloved, award-winning author, here is a moving story based on real events surrounding an infamous 1912 strike.

The Opera Singer's Daughter

Author: April Tiang

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479763268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Woman has been the weaker sex and being used, raped, traded, manipulated and sometimes abused throughout the early ages. Millions and millions of untold stories must have happened to them being a commodity of commerce, a chip to settle scores among men, or simply a tool to use. The value of a female can be zilch; there is no need to elaborate on this. However, all this are slowly changing, mainly through education and the fight for rights as human beings, not chattels. The change is not complete and never will be, because of the evolving societal values placed on woman. The story of early migrants, mainly from southern China, to escape famine and start a new life in a yet undeveloped Southeast Asia, form the threads of the fabric that weave into the new society made up the large diaspora of immigrants.

The Forger

An Extraordinary Story of Survival in Wartime Berlin

Author: Cioma Schönhaus

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306817659

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In Nazi Germany, 20-year-old graphic artist Cioma Schönhaus found a unique outlet for his talent: he forged documents for people fleeing the Reich, ultimately helping to save hundreds of lives. Yet, even as the Gestapo posted his photo in public, he lived a daringly adventurous life, replete with fine restaurants and beautiful women, all the while managing to elude the Nazis. Breathtakingly bold, Schönhaus talked his way out of an arrest, defended Jewish diners being harassed by the police, and ultimately fled Germany by bicycling to Switzerland. Schönhaus's story-his courageous exploits that saved so many, as many others around him were deported, one by one, to the concentration camps-is an astonishing tale of wartime heroism and survival.