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ANNOUNCEMENT:BE WATCHING FOR NEW PERFORMANCES IN 2020
February 15, 2020 – Irena Sendler was born 110 years ago 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 gentiles’ who helped save a great number.
We are now booking performances for fall 2020 and beyond. Watch our website for more information.
On January 20, 1942, Reinhard Heydrich, Himmler’s second in command of the SS, convened the Wannsee Conference in Berlin with 15 top Nazi bureaucrats to coordinate the Final Solution (Endlösung) in which the Nazis would attempt to exterminate the entire Jewish population of Europe, an estimated 11 million persons. Never Forget, Never Again.
“Did I do enough?” – Irena Sendler
On October 20, 1943, the Gestapo came to Irena Sendler’s apartment and took her to a jail. There they interrogated and brutally tortured her for the names of Zegota leaders, which she refused to give up. She received a sentence of death by firing squad and stayed for weeks in prison with her legs and feet fractured from the beatings. The night before she was to be executed, a German guard, whom Zegota had bribed, helped her escape. The next day, posters went up all over the city with news that Irena had been shot. She read these posters herself. When the war was finally over, she dug up the jars and began the difficult job of finding the children and locating living relatives. Tragically, most family members had perished at Treblinka.
For the remainder of her life, she was haunted by the horrors she had witnessed, asking herself every day, “Did I do enough?”
2018 is Irena Sendler Year in Poland as declared by the Polish Congress.
We have returned from our first group tour of Irena Sendler sites in Poland. This is not something we will plan every year, many of you have been asking.
75 years ago today, Irena Sendler and her network were rescuing children and adults from the Warsaw Ghetto.
You must come and see our new Irena Sendler Exhibit at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas. We had visitors this week from Chicago. Their local college taught a class on Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project!! We have no idea how many times this happens across the country. The legacy of Irena Sendler goes on and on.
Life in a Jar will perform on April 1st, Saturday, in Pensacola, Florida.The performance will be in the auditorium at Pensacola State College, 1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola, Florida 32504. This performance is open to the community. Contact Person is Rick Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org, 687.852.3368
Life in a Jar will perform on April 2nd, Sunday, in Pensacola, Florida. The performance will be in the auditorium at Pensacola State College, 1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola, Florida 32504. This performance is open to the community. Time is 2:30pm. Contact Person is Rick Gordon,email@example.com, 687.852.3368