The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

DVD - 2009
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As a social worker, Irena had access to the Warsaw Ghetto, making it possible for her to rescue the daughter of a Jewish friend and safely hide the young girl with a Catholic family. Realizing that thousands of children were still in danger, Irena recruited sympathetic friends and co-workers to smuggle children out and place them in safe homes, farms and convents. At great personal risk, she devised extraordinary schemes to sneak the children by Nazi guards, bringing them out in ambulances, suitcases and even wheelbarrows.
Publisher: [United States] : Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions : Entertainment One, c2009
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC COU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Hallmark hall of fame

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clarap
Jun 10, 2016

Excellent DVD, which shows courage and conviction in face of persecution, "love your neighbor" we are told and the neighbor is anyone who we come across our paths during our sojourn on earth. In her case the down trodden and persecuted Jews. The movie was very realistically done, and shows how depraved mankind can be in the face of oppression and a bad leader. Strongly recommend watching to learn history and courage displayed in unusual circumstances

RaptorF22 May 16, 2016

Irena was very brave women. I loved the movie and the book"Life in a Jar"She was nominated for the Nobel prize but Obama who did nothing at all to deserve it won it instead.
TERRIFIC movie!!!!

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cbx4evr
May 13, 2016

A potentially good movie suffers from poor production. We found the dialog was very hard to hear and sub-titles weren't an option.

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Jeepers1981
Aug 19, 2015

This movie is amazing! it gives such a heart-wrenching picture of the life of a Jewish family during the holocaust. It was sad and terrible, but with such wonderful people in every scene. This director did an amazing job with this film. I've watched it more than once.

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Janice21383
Apr 03, 2015

Within its made-for-TV bounds, Irena Sendler is a surprisingly hard-hitting story of what can be done by a few brave, clever people. Anna Paquin's face is inexpressive, for an actress; but on the other hand, she strikes me as a person who could get away with a clandestine operation like this. The Extras fill in some gaps as to what happened during and after the period of the film, but many threads are left dangling. Be prepared to cry and want to hug your mother.

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KWilson46
Sep 22, 2013

For more information and details, contact the Lowell Milken Center in Fort Scott, KS - Norm Conard.

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JDK5
Aug 16, 2012

Irena Sendler is a humanitarian hero whose unselfish bravery changed lives forever. She died in Poland in 2008, at the age of 98. I wonder if she was ever reunited with any of the children she helped save and if any of them are still alive today.

LaimaA Jun 17, 2012

This is a compelling movie and Anna Paquin fully immerses herself in the role.

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re_discover
Jun 01, 2012

This film was very well done. Many different actors had different accents throughout the film, but at least they were consistent. Anna Paquin was excellent. I am happy that Irena made it out as so many didn't.

howardpoole Mar 04, 2012

This was basically a good movie- but it had a "made for tv" feel to it (which is not always a bad thing). Irena was truly a hero, and her actions saved many lives. It is still a "feel good" story

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