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A brilliantly written holocaust history book, describing Irena Sendler and the brave jewish resistance fighters to save children from the holocaust, written not without overly gorey detail the simple facts are tere and they hit my heart. The book follows the story of school children researching a history project and finding about Irene, and we read of her story. At the end the students meet her and visit where the events took place. This is a factual, yet touching book that makes you think, and recognise the unsung, heros who put themselves at risk. This is history that many try to hide, some try to ignore yet we should not forget the horror of what happened. In Irenas words 'My greatest fear is that after the last surviver is gone, memory of the Holocaust will disappear.... It has been my great sorrow to live a long life knowing that when I am gone rememberance might be extinguished' The world needs many more good people like Irene. Its easy to read and absorbing and from this boo I hope the story will never be forgot.
Through all this depravity, there is a shining beacon of light. Good versus evil, against all odds of success.
This book is truly compelling. I couldn't put it down. From the Kansas school children! to Irena herself, this book is not to be missed!
It is so relevant for our divided world today, and gives a wonderful example of how different faiths and nationalities can work courageously together to repair our broken world.
The first part is about how the project started, from a girl discovering an article in a magazine which sparked her interest, and the growth of the team, the encouragement of the teacher, the development of the play and how it began to take a life form of it's own, to discovering that the hero of the project was still alive.
The second part is a biopic of The Warsaw Ghetto and the work that Irena Sendler and her colleagues did in trying to save the inhabitants and smuggling children out of the Ghetto either in sacks, boxes, and in one special case, in a carpenters box, to her capture by the Gestapo, imprisonment, torture, escape and liberation and the subsequent Communist regime.
The third part covers the visits to Warsaw where the Girls met their hero, how they managed to make the Polish Nation realise that they had a hero amongst them. They went to Poland three times, the final time just a week before Irena died, to what the original team are doing now and how they are still very much involved in the project.
This book is extremely well written, sympathetic to the project and moving in the description of certain key performances and events that have taken place from the beginning, It is really a very uplifting read. I did not put the book down on the first reading!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really impressed with the quality of this book and how quickly it arrived - thank youPublished 1 day ago by Paula
Great story and what a wonderful lady. I have read lots about her and there is also some great movie's. Will be buying some more stories about her.Published 4 months ago by Jim Rice