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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
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Tilar J. Mazzeo
Title variation
Extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto
Title variation remainder
young readers edition
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Presents the story of a Holocaust rescuer to reveal the formidable risks she took to her own safety to save some 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II
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Biography type
individual biography
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10527160
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mazzeo, Tilar J
Dewey number
940.53/1835092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
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1000
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 10
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Farrell, Mary Cronk
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Sendlerowa, Irena
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Getto warszawskie (Warsaw, Poland)
  • Poland
  • HISTORY
  • Sendlerowa, Irena
  • Occupation of Poland (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Poland
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • Poland
Target audience
adolescent
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young readers edition
Label
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-583)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming Irena Sendler -- Dr. Radlińska's girls -- Those walls of shame -- The youth circle -- Calling Dr. Korczak -- Ghetto juggernaut -- Road to Treblinka -- The good fairy of the Umschlagplatz -- The last mile -- Agents of the resistance -- Żegota -- Toward the precipice -- Ala rising -- Aleja Szucha -- Irena's execution -- Warsaw fighting -- How the stories ended -- Coda: The disappearing story of Irena Sendler, 1946-2008 -- Afterword: Author's note on the story of Irena's Children
Control code
ocn952384525
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
587 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493101
Lccn
2016033454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952384525
Label
Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto, Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-583)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming Irena Sendler -- Dr. Radlińska's girls -- Those walls of shame -- The youth circle -- Calling Dr. Korczak -- Ghetto juggernaut -- Road to Treblinka -- The good fairy of the Umschlagplatz -- The last mile -- Agents of the resistance -- Żegota -- Toward the precipice -- Ala rising -- Aleja Szucha -- Irena's execution -- Warsaw fighting -- How the stories ended -- Coda: The disappearing story of Irena Sendler, 1946-2008 -- Afterword: Author's note on the story of Irena's Children
Control code
ocn952384525
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
587 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493101
Lccn
2016033454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952384525

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