Keeping the Stories Alive

November 11, 2013 by Bill Ivey

Some years ago, the life of a compelling hero from World War II whose work saved the lives of many Jewish people was commemorated in a deeply moving movie. I'm talking, of course, about Irena Sendler, who after smuggling over 2500 children out of the city of Warsaw, was eventually caught by the Gestapo, beaten, tortured, and sentenced to death - though she did survive, and lived to the age of 98. (Finlay)

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