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.

Author: Mogrel Douzilkree
Country: Belgium
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 18 November 2008
Pages: 241
PDF File Size: 13.84 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.43 Mb
ISBN: 333-6-88094-663-3
Downloads: 17040
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gonris

Life in a Jar – The Courageous Story of Irena Sendler

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. That’s probably why your book thinks that we didn’t learn anything about the Holocaust. An impressive story about a polish woman who saved children during the 2nd world war. Product details File Size: Aug 10, Hhe rated it really liked it. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Sep 21, Jennifer Swapp rated it it was amazing. I saw a blurb about this woman, Irena Sendler, floating around on Facebook several months ago.

Buy for others

hte Surly and solitary and contemptuous of learning. I learned of this book from an amazing and wonderful Facebook page that I recommend to everyone, A mighty girl.

Jan 09, Katie rated it it was amazing Recommended to Katie by: However – do not let that diminish how much I enjoyed this book.

The vocabulary is a little difficult for younger readers prokect the subject matter definitely something to be approached carefully. I found it important to have time to absorb each chapter, to let sink in the magnitude of this story. This is a must read, an important work of heartbreaking, courageous determination.


She risked her life and in fact wound up in prison sentenced to death.

At least not to me, who already has read, learned, and thought a lot about that time in history so the facts and statistics were no This is one of those “Important Books” that reminds me that most of what I read is total fluff and unworthy of precious time.

The students get to visit Irene Sendler in Poland because the play they write and act in gets so much publicity and funding for them to go to Poland.

Is this feature helpful? Lawlor’s voice lends the right emotion and inflection to each character.

Review of Life in a Jar () — Foreword Reviews

Nov 27, Kate MacKinnon rated it really liked it Shelves: The answers to these questions are poignant and very personal. The Irena Sendler Project is a Holocaust history and more.

He died to save us-not to give us everything we want-to save us. I encourage you to take the time and read it. She finds it hard to believe that a woman who according to the file saved 2, children from the gas chambers is virtually unknown in the world. But the book seems to have intentionally steered clear of anything that would result in limiting its availability in high schools.

As someone else said it’s not a book to read in public as it has many parts at which one is likely to get very choked up. Irena Sendler is a Polish Christian woman who smuggled Jewish children out of the ghetto to live with Gentile families in other areas.


This was an amazing story, both of the woman who did incredible and daring rescue work in Poland and the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, and of the three girls who brought her story to the world.

They had an article on Irena Sendler. These girls have their own stories as well and they are revealed in the beginning and end of this book. To view it, click lifs.

Life in a Jar

Even though this book deals with heart-wrenching details of WWII, it is very inspiring and motivation. What gave Irena the courage to get involved in such a thing?

For me the book was about the life-transforming inspiration one individual can impart to others. Jack Mayer created a compelling story that drew my attention immediately. I thought about tthe quote I’ve heard attributed to Thomas Jefferson, usually used when discussing post Americans and their willingness to give up civil rights in the hopes of avoiding another terrorist attack.

I don’t think that until about or did the attitude in Poland change. I was so interested in her father. Apr 14, Michele rated it really liked it Shelves: