Jewish Values: Irena Sendler and the children of the Warsaw Ghetto

Publisher: 
Publication Year: 
2013
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
Note: 
Sendler, a young Catholic social worker, joined Zegota, a resistance movement that helped rescue Jews. Infiltrating the ghetto disguised as a nurse, she saw starvation and sickness, and as the Nazis began to “empty the ghetto” she began to smuggle out the children. Sendler buried the jars containing the assumed Polish and Jewish names of the children under a tree in a friend’s yard, looking forward to the future—when the names will be turned over to a Jewish Zionist organization. Irena’s story remained untold for many years, because the Soviets who took over Poland regarded her as a traitor since Zagota was supported by the anti-communist Polish government in exile.
ISBN: 
978-0-8234-2251-7
Book ID: 
1551
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No