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Monday, April 13, 2009

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is April 21, 2009. The world premiere of the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler," which tells the story of the Polish-born heroine and social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Liberty Theatre, 113 S. Main St., Fort Scott, Kansas. The Kansas screening is by invitation only. The film will air nationwide on CBS Sunday, April 19, at 9 Eastern Time/8 Central Time. Sendler’s heroic story was largely unknown until four Kansas high school students brought it to the forefront in their National History Day project in 1999, in which they created the play, “Life in a Jar.” Sendler died May 12, 2008 at age 98. Read more about her at http://www.irenasendler.org/. For more about the film, see: http://www.cbs.com/specials/courageous_heart/


  1. i don't think i have ever cried so much watching a movie--this movie is really heartfelt and touching and extremely sad, but i would recommend it to anyone.

  2. I just finished watching the movie. A very remarkable story and a remarkable woman.