LIAJ News of the Week 4/15/22

It was 80 years ago, in the spring of 1942, when Irena and her network of 25 helpers began the heroic rescue of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Risking their own lives, Irena and the other volunteers worked tirelessly and courageously to smuggle the...

LIAJ News of the Week 3/22/22

The events in Ukraine look similar to 80 years ago. In 1942 the great deportation of the Warsaw Ghetto began, plus the many rescues by the Sendler network. We remember the words of Irena Sendler. She once told us the events of WWII would occur again and again in...

LIAJ News of the Week 2/21/22

Irena Sendler was born 112 years ago, on February 15th. We remember this incredible woman with great admiration. We were with her about a week before her passing in 2008. She continued to speak about the brave Jewish people of the Warsaw Ghetto and the ‘righteous...

LIAJ News of the Week 10/20/21

LIAJ News of the Week 10/20/21 On October 20, 1943, the Nazis arrested Irena Sendler and sent her to be interrogated and tortured at a holding cell. Then she was sent to Pawiak Prison. There they tortured her, trying to get her to reveal the names of her associates....

LIAJ News of the Week 9/23/21

LIAJ News of the Week 9/23/21   It has been 22 years since Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project started. Students at a small rural Kansas High School began a project for the National History Day program on September 23, 1999.After 22 years, the story...