October 20, 1943 (69 years ago tomorrow)- Irena Sendler was arrested by the Gestapo.
By early 1944, she was rescued from Pawiak Prison by the underground organization, Zegota. Even though she was tortured she refused to reveal the location of the lists or the jars.
Are you searching for a perfect Christmas gift? The Life in a Jar: Irena Sendler Project book was #2 on Amazon.com last week, among the over 6,000 Holocaust books. This is a gift of hope, courage and repairing the world.
Jack Mayer, author of Life in Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, sends news that the book has been highlighted and recommended by One Thing New – an online newsletter for creative arts.
This note comes from Leeds, England. Dear Mr Conard
Just a short note to thank you and all those involved in bringing the story of Irena Sendler’s heroism to the World. I have been a scholar and historian of the Holocaust ever since I made a traumatic visit to Auschwitz in 2008. Since then I have studied the history of the Holocaust in great detail, but had not come across Irena Sendler in my studies. What brought her to my attention was the DVD “A Courageous Heart.” Since viewing that I have read the book “Life In A Jar” and followed this up on various websites. What you and the students have achieved is nothing short of miraculous……thank you so much.
Bill Phipps Leeds, UK
One of the Life in a Jar stars, Jaime Walker Berndt (she plays the Jewish mother, Mrs. Rosner), is in charge of minority programs for the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City. We are proud of the great work she is accomplishing!