Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Friday, March 13, 2009

Life in a Jar

This video was sent to me in an email. It made me want to know more about this remarkable woman.

In the fall of 1999, a rural Kansas teacher encouraged four students to work on a year long National History Day project which would among other things; extend the boundaries of the classroom to families in the community, contribute to history learning, teach respect and tolerance, and meet our classroom motto, “He who changes one person, changes the world entire”.

Students from rural Kansas, discover a Catholic woman, who saved Jewish children. Few had heard of Irena Sendlerowa in 1999, now after 270 presentations of Life in a Jar, a web site with huge usage and world-wide media attention, Irena is known to the world. How did this beautiful story develop?

When people say, "I am just one person. What can I do?" Look at this woman.


Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

WOW. What an incredible story. Thank you for sharing - I had never heard of her. I will be sure to tune in to the Hallmark Special in April.

Have a great weekend!

Roban said...

Thanks for posting about this. Students in my reading support class read about the Holocaust, so I'll have to share this with them.


miruspeg said...

Thank you very much Annemarie for sharing this story.
Irene definitely deserved the peace prize, pity she wasn't awarded it.
The last line of this post says it all.

MJ said...

She deserved that Nobel peace prize. Amazing story! Thanks for sharing

MJ said...

As I'm reading your blog, BTO's song is playing and I am reminded how Randy B's dad lamented about how his no-good son did nothing but play guitar in the basement. (Randy's dad was a co-worker's optometrist!) Randy was raised about 6 hours away from me!

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