When the story about Irena Sendler crossed my dashboard on Facebook, I headed directly off to Snopes to see if it was a verified story. When I discovered that her story was in fact true, I couldn’t wait to do some research to find a site to share with you about her. Why you ask? Because she was an incredible woman who during WWII rescued at least 2500 people, if not 3000, from Nazi persecution.
I found this site and thought it was the best one to share with you because it encompasses both Sendler’s story and that of the students in rural Kansas who discovered her story and decided to share it with the world through a production called Life in a Jar.
Sendler smuggled Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and hid them in convent, orphanages, or got them adopted into Polish families. And she kept track of their real names on scraps of paper and put them in jars and then buried them in a friends garden. To learn more about the discovery of Sendler’s story, check out About the Project. You can learn even more about Sendler on the Facts About Irena page and on the Irena Sendler Family/Cast page.
You can check out the Photo Gallery to see images of Irena Sendler, her Memorial Service, as well as productions of Life in a Jar. You may also want to check out the Frequently Asked Questions section where a lot of pertinent questions about Irena Sendler and the Life in a Jar Project are answered.
You might also find the Irena Sendler page on Facebook interesting. It has video clips, photographs, and even more information!
I really hope you’ll check out this site, Irena Sendler was a remarkable woman.