Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer is a powerful story of the Holocaust and more. First, it is the story of the extraordinary Irena Sendler, the. Life in a Jar has ratings and reviews. Katie said: It’s always a beautiful thing to behold when a teacher inspires his or her students to overc. Life in a Jar The Irena Sendler Project. by Jack Mayer. During World War II, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, organized a rescue network of fellow.

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Their innocent drama was first seen in Kansas, then the Midwest, then New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, and finally Poland, where they elevated Irena Sendler to a national hero, championing her legacy of tolerance and respect for irenx people.

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Mar 12, Beth Pearson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pgoject 08, Inga Anderson rated it liked it. When I started reading I found where the first section was about the girls who started the Irena Sendler Project. I think everyone should know about her and while I think the author did a great job capturing so many details of her story, he’d get so many more people to learn about Irena, but releasing a shorter version of this book.

He was a country doctor there for ten years, often bartering medical care for eggs, firewood, and knitted afghans. He died to save us-not to give us everything we want-to save us.

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For over 50 years he was fearful to let anyone – even his children – know he had been recognized for protecting the Jews during the war. The writing style is geared for teens but the story is timeless and is a must-read.

Sendker most courageous people have to be the mothers and fathers who gave their children to Irena out of desperation and faith. Refresh and try again. Mayer has written short stories, mar, and essays about his years in pediatric practice and hiking The Long Trail in Vermont. She would beg Jewish mothers to relinquish their children to her so that she could pgoject them to safety. Jan 11, Deborah Pickstone rated it really liked it Shelves: Irena was such a devoted person.


Life in a Jar. This is an inspirational story of the difference one person can make in history. Mar 18, Sonia rated it really liked it. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It also accounts for the accomplishments of three young girls from an impoverished community in Kansas, whose involvement in this project helps them overcome their own very difficult circumstances.

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The back of the book reads: This little old man was grasping the “Vad Yashem” medal he had been awarded by the State of Israel to non-Jews for being “Righteous Among the Nations” and risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust shortly after the war.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This book is a big eye opener, you should read it.

No sound came back from the other side. Though it is labeled fiction, that is only due to the fact that the author re-created conversations based on the memories of those who spoke. Mar 08, Karen rated it it was amazing.

Mar 09, emma grace rated it liked it Shelves: I was surprised to be as much or more engrossed in the story of the Kansas teens as I was in the story of Irena Sendler. Definitely got choked up on several occasions. Set up a giveaway.

At the same time, it is the compelling story of three wonderful Kansas teens who scoop histo I don’t begin to understand why this book isn’t a widely-read best seller.

Irena Sendler saved Jewish children, street orphans and from families, by smuggling them out of the ghetto, into safe houses, giving them Christian names on forged papers and sending them on to other homes, abbeys and orphanages.


Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The story is still relevant lie making a difference today. Not that I am going to stop reading my drivel but just a reminder that there are amazing people, things, lives out there that I know nothing about.

Jun 06, Brenda Dolha rated it it was amazing. The Irena Sendler Project I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll just say it sednler gripping and moving stuff. What would my children do if they lived in such a world? Her teacher tells her about the film Schindler’s List but says he can’t recommend she watches it as it’s R rated.

We never quite know who we are until we’re inspired and if we’re lucky enough to find an individual who provides this inspiration then the content of beauty in our lives is increased tenfold. Oct 09, Carolyn rated it it was amazing.

Life in a Jar

As they gather more information, little by little, they decide to write and perform a short dramatization of Irena’s life. Aug 10, Susan rated it really liked it. She finds it hard to believe that a woman who according to the file saved 2, children from the gas chambers is virtually unknown in the world.

I loved the details. Because Liz is haunted by her own mother’s abandonment of her, her interest is piqued as perhaps it has never before been by any academic assignment.