From Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot, comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler—the “female Oskar Schindler”—who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as public health specialist, she made dangerous trips through the city’s sewers, hid children in coffins, snuck them under overcoats at checkpoints, and slipped them through secret passages in abandoned buildings. Irene’s Children is a truly heroic tale of survival, resilience, and redemption.
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And please join us for…
Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial Ceremony with Special Guest Tilar J. Mazzeo
Sunday, April 23
3:30 pm at the Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
The ceremony will feature a presentation by Tilar J. Mazzeo, author of Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto. The program will also include readings, memorial prayers, and the lighting of six torches in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.
Open to the Community
*Please note that there is a $1.25 service fee per ticket.