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Irena's war, James D. Shipman

Label
Irena's war
Title
Irena's war
Statement of responsibility
James D. Shipman
Title variation
Irena's war
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"September 1939: The conquering Nazis swarm through Warsaw as social worker Irena Sendler watches in dread from her apartment window. Already, the city's poor go hungry. Irena wonders how she will continue to deliver food and supplies to those who need it most, including the forbidden Jews. The answer comes unexpectedly. Dragged from her home in the night, Irena is brought before a Gestapo agent, Klaus Rein, who offers her a position running the city's soup kitchens, all to maintain the illusion of order. Though loath to be working under the Germans, Irena learns there are ways to defy her new employer--including forging documents so that Jewish families receive food intended for Aryans. As Irena grows bolder, her interactions with Klaus become more fraught and perilous. Klaus is unable to prove his suspicions against Irena--yet. But once Warsaw's half-million Jews are confined to the ghetto, awaiting slow starvation or the death camps, Irena realizes that providing food is no longer enough. Recruited by the underground Polish resistance organization Zegota, she carries out an audacious scheme to rescue Jewish children. One by one, they are smuggled out in baskets and garbage carts, or led through dank sewers to safety--every success raising Klaus's ire. Determined to quell the uprising, he draws Irena into a cat-and-mouse game that will test her in every way--and where the slightest misstep could mean not just her own death, but the slaughter of those innocents she is so desperate to save."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TDS
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Shipman, James D
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sendlerowa, Irena
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Irena's war, James D. Shipman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on a true story
  • Includes discussion questions (pages 375-376)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781496723888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1224055397
Label
Irena's war, James D. Shipman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on a true story
  • Includes discussion questions (pages 375-376)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781496723888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1224055397

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