Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Holocaust

Acts of Impact

Mar 15 2023 • 1 hr 24 mins

On today's episode, we'll explore the incredible story of Irena Sendler, the Polish social worker who risked everything to save 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust. She worked with secret organizations, rose to the top of the Gestapo's most wanted list, and even withstood torture at the infamous Pawiak prison. Her story was buried for 60 years, until three Kansas teens uncovered her legacy in 2004.

For this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing Jack Mayer, Author of 'Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project'.  We'll discuss how Jack learned of Irena and became involved, the powerful stories Jack encountered during his interviews with her and the children she rescued, and the importance of Irena's story to changing the national conversation in Poland.

Throughout today's narration, you'll also hear eyewitness accounts from Holocaust survivors that have been given in interviews since the tragedy.

I hope you enjoy today's episode.

To purchase 'Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project', visit:
https://bit.ly/3J9SQoC

To learn more about the 'Life in a Jar' play and foundation, visit:
https://irenasendler.org/

To learn more about the show, view transcripts, and more visit:
https://www.actsofimpact.com

Special thanks to Jack for his time and insight.
Voiceover acting by Quentin Vo.
Music by Alex Grohls.

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