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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer is a powerful story of the Holocaust and more. First, it is the story of the extraordinary Irena Sendler, the. Life in a Jar has ratings and reviews. Katie said: It’s always a beautiful thing to behold when a teacher inspires his or her students to overc. Life in a Jar The Irena Sendler Project. by Jack Mayer. During World War II, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, organized a rescue network of fellow.

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The woman stood to pick up a small rock and heaved it over the wall, then retreated to crouch into the shadows. As the girls jra a play about Irena, they become inflamed to learn more, enter and win competitions and are shocked to find Irena is alive.

I expected that to be boring since I wanted to get into the story.

Life in a Jar

I could not put this book down. My only regret in reading this book is that I didn’t read it while I lived in Warsaw. Jack Mayer is a pediatrician and a writer. Incredibly, after the war her heroism, like that of many others, was suppressed by communist Poland and remained virtually unknown for zendler years. Liz has to begin overcoming her social insecurities.

Their message was simple: He realistically re-creates the distinguishing inflections of each generation as the American teens travel to Poland to interview survivors and meet Irena Sendler herself.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Mayer uses a narrative storytelling style, and he masterfully and seamlessly weaves together the personal stories of Irena and the students. The truths spoken in this book remind me to be aware how easily we can change as a people for good irean evil.


However, growing up – it was almost disrespectful to bring up the Holocaust because there were so many tender and hurt feelings from this dark part of History. However, when she googles Irena Sendler there’s only one brief internet hit.

Her story was uncovered by a group of mid western high school students researching a project for their History class. What gave Irena the courage to get involved in such a thing? This is one of those books which should be idena reading for everyone. Mar 09, emma grace rated it liked it Shelves: He agrees but says he won’t join her because those kind of films upset him. I was surprise This is a fantastic book. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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That’s probably why your book thinks that we didn’t learn anything about the Holocaust. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. See all reviews.

A goody two shoes called Megan who is deeply religious and a girl from a very poor background called Sabina. She risked her life and in fact wound up in prison sentenced to death.

The Life in a jar project has changed many livesboth the young students that started the search for who Irena was part of the book’s story and the multitudes of children that Irena and her group saved. Preview — Life in a Jar by Jack Mayer. I miss reading it already.

Irena Sendler saved Jewish children, street orphans and from families, by smuggling them out of the ghetto, into safe houses, giving them Christian names on forged papers and sending them on to other homes, abbeys and orphanages.

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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer

Unknown, that is, until three high sch During World War II, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, organized a rescue network of fellow social workers to save 2, Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto. No trivia or quizzes yet. The book took me a long time to read because it went on about pages too long.

Share your thoughts with other customers. This book sings loudly. I would like to think I would sendoer show courage but wonder if I might not have been one to turn a blind eye. We need heroes many remain unsung.

Life in a Jar – The Courageous Story of Irena Sendler

krena She slunk away in the shadow of the wall. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. It would have created a more well-rounded education and one which would have left more of a lasting impression on me.

She’s relieved when she gets voice mail. I’m back reading it again and continued to be totally fascinated.

It will appeal to anyone with an interestin history, as well as teachers of all subjects. I i stunned at the sad Polish history. This stimulating book is a story about human decency, courage, and social justice. Something about “a society that will give up their freedom for security will lose their freedom and deserve neither”.