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Irena Sendler: Bringing Life to Children of the Holocaust (Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies)

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In "Irena Sendler: Bringing Life to Children of the Holocaust" part of the Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies series, readers are drawn into the harrowing yet hopeful world of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic woman who turned her compassion into courageous action during World War II. Born in 1910, Sendler's early exposure to her father's medical practice, where he treated many ostracized Jews, shaped her unyielding empathy and moral fortitude. Amid the terror of the Nazi occupation, she orchestrated the rescue of at least 2,500 Jewish children, placing them with Catholic families and saving them from the Holocaust. This narrative not only captures the perilous environment of Poland during the 1940s but also highlights the resilient spirit of a woman who risked everything for justice. Honored globally by nations and leaders, including Pope John Paul II, Sendler's legacy is a poignant reminder of how individual bravery can defy inhumanity. Ideal for middle-school readers, this book provides a profound lens on racial justice, immigrant rights, and religious freedom, urging young readers to reflect on the power of individual action in the face of grave injustice.
Published by Crabtree Publishing Company on April 1, 2012
112 pages
ISBN: 9780778725565
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Immigrant RightsRacial Justice, and Religious Freedom, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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