Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers DVD

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This is the story of 29-year-old Irena Sendler who saw the suffering of Warsaw's Jews, and reached out to her most trusted colleagues for help, and outwitted the Nazis during World War II. Together, they rescued over 2,500 Jewish children. This film expertly captures the will and character of the women of the resistance against the backdrop of occupied Poland.
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This is the story of 29-year-old Irena Sendler who saw the suffering of Warsaw's Jews, and reached out to her most trusted colleagues for help, and outwitted the Nazis during World War II. Together, they rescued over 2,500 Jewish children. This film expertly captures the will and character of the women of the resistance against the backdrop of occupied Poland.

Winner Best Documentary Audience Award, UK Jewish Film Festival 2010

This is the story of a group of young Polish women, some barely out of their teens, who outwitted the Nazis during World War II. When 29-year-old social worker Irena Sendler saw the suffering of Warsaw's Jews, she reached out to her most trusted colleagues for help. Together, they rescued over 2,500 Jewish children by forging identification papers and placing them in Catholic safe houses and orphanages in Warsaw and the Polish countryside.

They were taking an enormous risk. Ruthless blackmailers and Gestapo agents were constantly on the lookout for Jews who had escaped the ghetto walls. Children suspected of being Jewish were quizzed on Catholic culture, their lives dependent upon concealing their heritage. Several rescued children give moving accounts of their confusion, resentment, and sense of abandonment after assuming their Catholic identities.

In her late 90s when interviewed for the film, Irena Sendler's straightforward account of her life and works is both humbling and inspiring. She vividly recalls her brush with death in a Gestapo prison, and her continued harassment by authorities in post-war Communist Poland. This film expertly captures the will and character of the women of the resistance against the backdrop of occupied Poland.

Producer: Mary Skinner, Piotr Piwowarczyk
Production Year: 2011
Copyright Year: 2011
Rating: TV-PG
Narrator: Jan Becker
Talent: Irena Sendler
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Edibooks
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4.0 star rating
10/19/20
Courage and selflessness
Review by Edibooks on 10/19/20 review stating Courage and selflessness
This is touching and inspiring. Irena shows us how to live, how to be human beings. Well done, and well worth watching.
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Momoftwo
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5.0 star rating
10/19/20
Amazing
Review by Momoftwo on 10/19/20 review stating Amazing
There are really no words to describe this amazing woman. I am so glad that her story is being told, and along with her, the story of many more, like her, whose names are now forgotten... She set the highest example of compassion and active love towards others helping those who were the most helpless of all - children. She risked her own life not expecting anything in return, and remained until her death the most humble and noble of humans. As a Polish national, I feel privileged to share a history and culture with people like her. She inspires me to strive to do better, reach higher moral and ethic grounds and to truly live out the meaning of selfless love, values I hope to share with my own children.
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Queen B.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
great documentary
Review by Queen B. on 07/17/20 review stating great documentary
Had never heard of her before. Very informative.
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Julekake
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Not Just Schindlers List Anymore!
Review by Julekake on 07/17/20 review stating Not Just Schindlers List Anymore!
Wonderful Interviews And Descriptions Of A Sad Part European history!
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Titi
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent documentary
Review by Titi on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent documentary
I am glad to have it in my possession and share this with friends.


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