Happy New Year to all of our Life in a Jar friends and family.

We are in our 15th year of Life in a Jar and continue to be committed to making Irena Sendler’s story, the story of survivors, and other rescuers known to the world. Reme Lichtman a child survivor wrote the following about Renata Zajdman, “Our dear friend Renata Zajdman passed away on November 27, 2013. She was a great lady, “larger than life”, a Warsaw Ghetto survivor, a very close friend of Irena Sendlerowa, or Sendler, for many years before Irena became well known. Renata travelled frequently with the High School theatre group from Kansas who performed the play about Irena called “Life in a Jar.” Renata was also an intellectual, very well read, full of information, always wanting to share what she knew.”

Disappearing Traces: Holocaust Testimonials, Ethics, and Aesthetics written by Dorota Glowacka is a powerful book that examines the tensions between the ethical and aesthetic imperatives in literary, artistic, and philosophical works about the Holocaust, in a search for new ways to understand the traumatic past and its impact.