The extraordinary true story of Irena Sendler, a non-Jewish Polish social worker who with others, convinced hundreds of parents in the Warsaw Ghetto to give them their children during World War II. Not only had she previously made false papers for Jews, she kept records of the children she was given, their parents, and what families the children were adopted into – stuffing the records into jars and burying them in the ground. Eventually uncovered and tortured by the Nazis, she never spoke of her work in the Underground. After the war her story (along with so many others), was buried by the government.
But for a chance reading of a small article in news magazine by a history teacher, three girls from a high school in Kansas would never have discovered Irena Sendler’s story, nor written a play about her life that has been performed around the world. Their journey continued in a trip to Poland, to lay flowers on her grave, only to discover Irena well and truly alive.
Come here more of this wonderful and powerful story on Friday, August 10, at 6pm. This event is, as always, free and open to the public.