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

On the 70th remembrance–Never Forget Irena Sendler and her network had already started the rescue operations in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Here is a beautiful note from Israel:

Dear Life in a Jar; Thousands of grandsons and granddaughters of hundreds of saved children will be forever thankful! May you rest in peace, dear friend, Irena Sendler. With love, soldiers from Teleprocessing Branch, C4I Corps – Israel Defense Forces

Here is a clipping about the collaboration between McCutcheon High School in Lafayette, IN and the Lowell Milken Center in Fort Scott, KS as part of Northwest Indiana’s Books to Bridge the Region program. We’d like to give a big salute to teacher Stella Schafer and her students.