Irena Sendler: In The Name Of Their Mothers

DVD, 2011, 57 min
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Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers is the true story of a group of young Polish women, some barely out of their teens, who outfoxed the Nazis during World War II to save the lives of thousands of Jewish children.

For decades, Irena Sendler kept silent about her wartime work. Now, in the last long interviews she gave before she died at the age of 98, she reveals the truth about a daring conspiracy of women in occupied Poland.

Irena Sendler was a 29-year old social worker when the Nazis invaded Poland. When Warsaw’s Jews were imprisoned inside a ghetto without food and medicine, she and her friends smuggled in aid and began smuggling orphaned children out – hiding them in convents, orphanages and private homes. Soon they were appealing to Jewish mothers to part with their children in order to save them.

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TopicWar and Genocide
AudienceAdults, Youth

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