Irena Sendler : mother of the children of the Holocaust /

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Main Author: Mieszkowska, Anna.
Other Authors: Zbirohowski-Kościa, Witold.
Format: Book
Published:Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2011.
Edition:American ed.
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Main Author:Mieszkowska, Anna.
Uniform Title:Matka dzieci holocaustu. English

This book offers the first English translation of the compelling heroine story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who organized the rescue of more than 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during World War II.

* Based on sound scholarship and research while also being easy to read and accessible to a wide readership

* Provides a complete, chronological presentation of Sendler's life, from her childhood, education, and wartime humanitarian efforts to her postwar experiences, including her professional and personal life and her visit to Israel

* Presents unique information from letters and interviews with the now-elderly children Sendler rescued over 60 years ago, illuminating the dramatic influence she had upon their lives

* Contains several sections written in the voice of Irena Sendler, resulting in a lively, conversational first-person narrative that gives a reading experience akin to sitting with Sendler and hearing her story firsthand

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Physical Description:xxiv, 224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-215) and index.
ISBN:9780313385933 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0313385939 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Author Notes:

Anna Mieszkowska is an archivist at the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw, Poland, and holds a master's degree in theatre studies from the University of Warsaw.

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