In this podcast episode, Megan Felt, the program director at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, shares her involvement with the Irena Sendler project and the mission of the center. Megan discusses her personal connection to the project and how she and her classmates discovered the story of Irena Sendler, who saved over 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust. She talks about their research journey, their correspondence with Irina, and the special bond that developed between them. Megan also highlights other unsung heroes featured at the Lowell Milken Center and the impact the center has had on students and teachers.
The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes [00:01:57] Megan Felt explains the mission of the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes and how they collaborate with teachers and students worldwide to discover and share stories of unsung heroes.
Discovering Irena Sendler's Story [00:03:47] Megan Felt recounts how she and her classmates discovered the story of Irena Sendler, a woman who saved over 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust, and their journey to research and connect with her.
Irena Sendler's Heroic Actions and Persecution [00:08:55] Megan Felt details the courageous actions of Irena Sendler and her collaborators in rescuing Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, as well as the persecution and torture she endured at the hands of the Nazis.
Meeting Irena and Becoming Caretakers [00:13:26] Elzbieta grows up knowing Irena's story and later becomes her caretaker at the end of Irena's life.
Alice Seeley Harris and her impact [00:27:58] Alice Seeley Harris is a missionary who exposed the mistreatment of Congolese people through her photographs and how her story influenced a student to become a documentary filmmaker.
The play - Life in a Jar
The book - Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer
The movie - The Courageous Life of Irena Sendler, Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD
This is Season 6! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com
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