Waterville, KS
Life in a Jar will perform in the historic Waterville Opera House on this Sunday evening. This event...
Brown Center Theater at Cowley County Community College - 125 S. 2nd, Arkansas City, Kansas
Life in a Jar will perform at Cowley County Community College on Thursday, October 16, 2014. The sponsors...
Halifax, Nova Scotia - TBA
Description: Educators workshop (project based learning/Holocaust education)facilitated by Norman...
TBA - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Description: Life in a Jar will be performed for High School students in Nova Scotia. Contact: Edna...
TBA, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Life in a Jar will be performed as part of the Kristallnacht commemoration in Halifax, Nova Scotia....
National Museum of American Jewish History - 101 South Independence Mall East
We are performing Life in a Jar on this Friday morning for students in Philadelphia. The performance...
101 South Independence Mall East in Philadelphia
We will lead a teacher workshop for past and present participants in National History Day on the...
National Museum of American Jewish History - Philadelphia- 101 South Independence Mall East
We will perform Life in a Jar on this Saturday evening in Philadelphia. The performance will be at...
Filene Hall at Skidmore College-Saratoga Springs, New York
Life in a Jar will present in Saratoga Springs, New York at Skidmore College. Sponsors include: the...



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History of the Lowell Milken Center

“He who changes one person, changes the world entire”.

Protestant kids from rural Kansas, discovered a Polish Catholic woman who saved Jewish children. Irena Sendler and these students chose to repair the world. This web site shares the legacy and life of Irena Sendler, plus her 'discovery' for the world.

Few had heard of Irena Sendlerowa  in 1999, now after 328 presentations of Life in a Jar, a web site with huge usage, a best selling book and world-wide media attention, Irena is known to the world. 

How did this beautiful story develop?  Read on for the answers.

Additionally, please visit this website for additional information on project-based learning and other projects developed by students.

The Life in a Jar Play
328 Presentations & Counting


Irena Sendler, Savior of Warsaw Ghetto children, dies
For additional information, tributes & contact information, please visit our memorial page.



***Email about Irena Sendler
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. We hope you read through our website for correct information supported by primary interviews, documents, and research.


Best Seller

"Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project" by Jack Mayer

It is 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. The book was a 2011 Kansas Notable Book selection, a 2012 IndieReader Discovery Award winner from the National Book Expo, a 2011 da Vinci Eye (Eric Hoffer Book Award for superior cover art) and has been in the top five of the all Holocaust books in the world over the past year. The book is now in Polish, Mandarin and Russian. Copies of international books are only available in the country of origin.

Click here for ordering information.


The Emmy Winning Hallmark DVD

"The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler"


The 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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Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
News from everywhere - 6/5/2014
News of the Week - 3/4/2014
A new year. - 1/6/2014
Canadian presentations - 11/6/2013
Summer of 2013 - 8/19/2013
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When and where did Irena pass away? Here are twenty six additional facts about Irena Sendler.
Irena passed away on May 12, 2008, in Warsaw, Poland. She was 98 years old.
Were many of the children re-united with their parents?
Sadly, the answer is no, the vast majority of the parents died at Treblinka.
What are the girls who founded the project doing now? How can we contact them?
All four girls are married and have graduated from college. Megan Stewart-Felt is working at the Lowell Milken Center in Fort Scott, Kansas. The LMC is an educational foundation developing exciting history projects around the world, using unsung heroes to teach respect of all people. Sabrina Coon-Murphy saw the birth of her first child in April of 2008 and second child in August of 2009.


Click here to read the answers to these questions & more.

To be a benefactor for the Polish Irena Sendler Award,you may donate $1,000 and have your name listed, plus more. The award is in need additional funding. The Award has had a major impact in Poland, including helping to mandate Holocaust education in their school systems. Please click here for additional information on the Award and to learn how to contribute.
1. Frank Family Foundation-10K
2. Brad Frank-Advisor
3. Norm Conard-1K
4. The Life in a Jar Foundation-1K



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