Back to All Events

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Dr. Jack Mayer will discuss Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, who, during World War II, organized a rescue network of fellow social workers to save 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto. Incredibly, after the war her heroism, like that of many others, was suppressed by communist Poland and remained virtually unknown for 60 years. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

VHCLogoPMS2746&screen.jpg