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May 12, 2008 Angel of Warsaw – Today in History

All told, Irena Sendler saved about 2,400 Jewish children and infants and about 100 teenagers, who went into the forests to join partisan bands fighting the Nazis. 14 more words

20th Century

May 12, 2008 Angel of Warsaw

Dr. Stanislaw Krzyżanowski was a physician treating mostly the poorer Jewish families in the central Polish town of Otwock, 14 miles southeast of Warsaw.   He had once said to his only daughter Irena:  “If you see someone drowning, you must save them.” “But, what if I can’t swim?” she asked. 1,057 more words

History

Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Today

The following speech was delivered at Der Shteyn (The Stone), Riverside Park, New York City, on April 19, 2017, the 74th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. 408 more words

Features

On courage

Courage is the rarest of human traits. It is so rare that American journalists, who work in a business where courage is most extremely rare, have a bad habit of hanging the tag “hero” on people who, facing little or no risk to themselves, do what all of us should do. 1,068 more words

News

NEVER SAY THIS IS THE FINAL ROAD FOR YOU

This week marked the anniversary of the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto. The Ghetto had been established by the Germans in 1940 in the Muranów district of the Polish capital, imprisoning some 400,000 Jews, virtually all of whom were eventually killed, either in concentration camps, through hunger and deprivation, through executions, or in the final destruction of the Ghetto. 407 more words

Culture & Books

"The Zookeeper's Wife"

Emotionally satisfying and beautifully acted, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” brings an idealized story of the Zabinski family to the big screen. Jessica Chastain does some of her best work as the pretty Polish animal lover, who along with her husband’s resistance fighting and know-how is able to save some 300 lives just blocks from the Warsaw ghetto. 608 more words

Zookeeper's wife

Wasn’t planning on blogging tonight but I was hit with so much emotion after watching “The Zookeeper’s Wife” tonight.  In 2012 my mom and I went to Warsaw to start our Roots Tour. 181 more words