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Hinesburg, VT, ACCESS Program - Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

  • Champlain Valley Union High School 369 C V U Road Hinesburg, VT, 05461 United States (map)

A 2-hour program with Powerpoint slides. $20.

Course Description: 

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project is an award-winning book telling two true stories - the history of a forgotten Holocaust hero, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto, and the contemporary story of the three Protestant Kansas teens who rescued Sendler's story. It is a tribute to the power of one person to change the world. Through this project, the Kansas students have helped crack open the silence about the Holocaust in Poland. Students of history have become agents of history. I hope these two stories will inspire other students, and all of us, to do what we can to "repair the world." This presentation will be an opportunity for a general audience to learn about the Warsaw ghetto, Poland's traumatic W.W. II history, and how Poland has been changed by the "3 girls from Kansas." I will also share the book's backstory - how a Vermont pediatrician came to write Life in a Jar.

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