Celebration of a hero
WILMINGTON- Dr. Jack Mayer will be presenting “Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project” on Saturday, August 11, at 7 pm, at Memorial Hall. The event is sponsored by Pettee Memorial Library.
Mayer will tell the story of Irena Sendler, a Holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler’s story remained relatively unknown after the war, until three Kansas teens uncovered a reference to her heroism 60 years later. The teens helped transform her story into a National History Day play called “Life in a Jar,” finally bringing recognition to Sendler’s heroism and helping to open dialogue about the Holocaust in Poland. The “girls from Kansas” continue to champion Sendler’s legacy, courage, tolerance, and respect for all, and are living examples of the power individuals have to change the world.
Mayer is the author of a novel based upon the story of Sendler and the three students from Kansas. Books will be available for signing and purchase at the event.
The discussion will continue Wednesday, August 15, at 6 pm, at the library during the monthly meeting of the book club. All are welcome to join the conversation. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information call (802) 464-8557 or visit www.petteelibrary.org.