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The courageous heart of Irena Sendler
Gold crown collector's ed.
Publication Information:
[United States] : Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, [2009]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC; widescreen presentation, 5.1 Dolby surround; region 1.
Hallmark Hall of Fame ; LXVIII.
Language Note:
Close captioned.
General Note:
Based on the book "The mother of the Holocaust children" by Anna Mieszkowska.

Originally produced in 2009.

Special features include making of, conversation, the production, cast & credits, biographies.
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.