The Resource Irena's Children, Tilar J. Mazzeo

Irena's Children, Tilar J. Mazzeo

Label
Irena's Children
Title
Irena's Children
Statement of responsibility
Tilar J. Mazzeo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler?the "female Oskar Schindler"?who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. In 1942, one young social worker, Irena Sendler, was granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public health specialist. While there, she reached out to the trapped Jewish families, going from door to door and asking the parents to trust her with their young children. She started smuggling them out of the walled district, convincing her friends and neighbors to hide them. Driven to extreme measures and with the help of a network of local tradesmen, ghetto residents, and her star-crossed lover in the Jewish resistance, Irena ultimately smuggled thousands of children past the Nazis. She made dangerous trips through the city's sewers, hid children in coffins, snuck them under overcoats at checkpoints, and slipped them through secret passages in abandoned buildings. But Irena did something even more astonishing at immense personal risk: she kept secret lists buried in bottles under an old apple tree in a friend's back garden. On them were the names and true identities of those Jewish children, recorded with the hope that their relatives could find them after the war. She could not have known that more than ninety percent of their families would perish. In Irena's Children, Tilar Mazzeo tells the incredible story of this courageous and brave woman who risked her life to save innocent children from the Holocaust?a truly heroic tale of survival, resilience, and redemption
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mazzeo, Tilar J
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sendlerowa, Irena
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Jews
  • Warsaw (Poland)
  • Poland
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Irena's Children, Tilar J. Mazzeo
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic resource
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476778525
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
7B4A9455-8699-49EB-8AB1-D5EB74AAF09B
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957346270
  • ocn957346270
Label
Irena's Children, Tilar J. Mazzeo
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic resource
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476778525
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
7B4A9455-8699-49EB-8AB1-D5EB74AAF09B
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957346270
  • ocn957346270

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