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Bestseller! 'Life in a Jar' by Jack Mayer

Life in a Jar Book

 

The inspirational story of Irena Sendler, who knocked on Jewish doors in the Warsaw ghetto and, in Sendler’s own words, “tried to talk the mothers out of their children.” It is also the story of the students from Kansas who rediscovered her, each carrying her own painful burden and each called in her own complex way to spread the history of Irena Sendler.

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Host the 'Life in a Jar' Play

The jar, during the play. (Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Allen Ignarro of the Milken Family Foundation)Are you interested in having the presentation come to your area? Life in a Jar is a dynamic program touching the Holocaust, ethics, education, respect and unsung heroes. It brings a message of hope, not despair.

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The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

The Courageous Heart of Irena SendlerThe Hallmark Hall of Fame award winning DVD featuring Anna Paquin as Irena Sendler is now available to order. The DVD is a great secondary addition to reading the “Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project” book by Jack Mayer.

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Calendar of Events

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Want to catch a ‘Life in a Jar’ performance or a presentation from one of our speakers?

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Order the award-winning book and learn more about Irena Sendler and the Kansas kids!

A photo of Irena Sendler.  This photo was taken in 2007.

Irena Sendlerowa
1910-2008

For additional information, tributes & contact information, please visit our memorial page.

Meet Irena

Irena Sendler in a nurse's outfit during WWIIIrena Sendlerowa was a Polish woman who, along with her underground network, rescued 2,500 Jewish children in Poland during World War II. Many of this number were already outside of the Ghetto and in hiding.

Irena's Parents

Irena's ParentsIrena’s father was a doctor. Her father died in the typhus epidemic of 1917 when he contracted the disease while caring for poor Jewish people in Otwock. Browse our photo gallery for a photo and information on Irena’s mother and father.


Be wary of erroneous information circulating about Irena Sendler. This website is her official site and contains correct information, based on primary documents, research, and many interviews with Irena. The email circulating on the internet, which states that Irena was a plumber, sewer specialist, and criticizes Vice President Al Gore, has 12 mistakes in it. We do not condone this email or have anything to do with its creation.