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The Resource Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto, Tilar J. Mazzeo

Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto, Tilar J. Mazzeo

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Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto
Title
Irena's children
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto
Statement of responsibility
Tilar J. Mazzeo
Title variation
Irena's children
Title variation remainder
a true story of courage
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Author
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mazzeo, Tilar J
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D804.66.S46
LC item number
M29 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sendlerowa, Irena
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto, Tilar J. Mazzeo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476778518
Lccn
2015051244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn928481017
Label
Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto, Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476778518
Lccn
2015051244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn928481017

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