Irena Sendler: Bringing Life to Children of the Holocaust

Irena Sendler: Bringing Life to Children of the Holocaust

by Susan Brophy Down


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Irena Sendler was born into a Catholic family in Poland in 1910. Her father, a physician, instilled in her compassion for patients others refused to treat, particularly poor Jews. Throughout the German occupation in World War II, Irena worked tirelessly to help save Poland’s Jews from the Nazi horror. Convincing Jewish families to give up their children and Catholic families to risk their own lives by taking them in, Irena saved at least 2,500 Jewish children from certain death during the Holocaust. By the time of her death in 2008, Irena had been honored by the governments of Poland and Israel, Pope John Paul II, and many of those she had rescued.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778725565
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/28/2012
Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 479,934
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1180L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Toolbox Baby 4

Chapter 2 Growing Up in Poland 17

Chapter 3 Early Resistance 1939-1942 37

Chapter 4 The Great Action and Imprisonment 53

Chapter 5 Warsaw Uprising and Liberation 77

Chapter 6 Postwar and Legacy 87

Chronology 104

Glossary 106

Further Information 108

Index 110

About the Author 112

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