Recommended Sites

Below are several links that we would like to share with anyone interested in Irena’s story or those like it:

The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes discovers, develops and communicates the stories of unsung heroes who have made a profound and positive difference on the course of history. Through student-driven project-based learning, people throughout America and the world learn that each of us has the responsibility and the power to take actions that “repair the world” by improving the lives of others.

The Judaica Foundation
The Judaica Foundation began its activity in 1991, and under its auspices the Center for Jewish Culture was inaugurated in 1993. The Center is located in the old Jewish quarter of Cracow.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation 
The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) is a private organization, dedicated to keep the example of Raoul Wallenberg alive all over the world, with the aim of promoting peace among nations and people, as well as developing educational projects based on concepts of solidarity, dialogue and understanding, with no distinctions.

The Association of Children of the Holocaust in Poland
This site is of the Association of Children of the Holocaust in Poland. The stated purposes of the organization are to create a community of persons who survived the Holocaust and grant them support, to never let the experiences of the Holocaust be forgotten, and to preserve the memory of Jewish life in prewar Poland.

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust
Stefanie Seltzer, Rene Lichtman and the Executive Committee provide inspiring stories about child survivors and rescuers.

National History Day
The Irena Sendler project began as a National History Day project. Many of the diversity projects of Uniontown High School began as National History Day projects. National History Day is an exciting and fun way to learn.

USA Today’s cover story on the project and its participants

The Canadian Foundation of Polish-Jewish Heritage
The Canadian Foundation of Polish-Jewish Heritage is a non-profit organization founded in Montreal in 1988. Their objective is to foster a better understanding of Polish-Jewish history and culture, and to encourage an honest, open-minded dialogue between Jews and Poles.

The Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center has been an inspiration for our tolerance and diversity projects. For 12 years we have drawn help and inspiration from this organization. Morris Dees and Penny Weaver are our heroes.

Pictures and CEO Information
This web site has some wonderful pictures Tomasz Kasprsak took of our trip in Poland, our presentations, visiting with Irena, and etc. The web site also tells about the work of the CEO (CENTER FOR CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION) in Poland, an organization which is working with many schools about teaching respect for all. Tomasz is active in the CEO and also is the ‘right arm’ of Elzbieta Ficowska (saved by Irena and President of the Children of the Holocaust organization in Poland).

The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo
What a powerful group in Buffalo, New York. Our contacts are doing a wonderful work at the Holocaust Resource Center. Check out this Center which is making a difference in the world. Our good friend and Irena Sendler Award winner, teacher Drew Beiter of Springville, New York, works with the Center.’s profile of Irena and her role in aiding victims of the Holocaust

A profile of Irena from the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.

The Center For Holocaust and Humanity Education
The Center For Holocaust and Humanity Education in Cincinnati is a powerful experience, providing educational tools on the Holocaust. Dr. Weiman and her staff are doing an outstanding job of making a difference. ‘Can’t miss’ — Mapping Our Tears exhibit.

Avenue of the Righteous
Avenue of the Righteous is an Illinois-based interfaith organization that has honored over 25 Holocaust rescuers in its 20 year history. It maintains a site behind the Evanston Illinois Civic Center, has commissioned a play entitled “Angel in the Night” in honor of rescuer Marisia Szul, created an educational curriculum called “You Can Make a Difference” and collaborated with the Chicagoland Polish and Jewish communities during the Polish Rescuer’s project.

Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines
The people of Des Moines are very special and see the vision of ‘Life in a Jar.’

Midwest Center for Holocaust Education
MCHE website includes information about our history, contacts, membership, programs for students, teachers and the community, From the Heart School Patrons Project, Resource Center, Exhibits for Loan, Web Links, and our Store.

Cantor Lisa Levine
Cantor Lisa Levine, of Temple Oheb Shalom in the Baltimore area, has a new CD, featuring the story of Irena Sendler and the Life in a Jar kids. Lisa was the Cantor at Bnai Jehudah in Overland Park, Kansas and first presented the song in the 1st Tikkun Olam banquet, honoring the Life in a Jar students.

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