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Irena's war

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"September 1939: The conquering Nazis swarm through Warsaw as social worker Irena Sendler watches in dread from her apartment window. Already, the city's poor go hungry. Irena wonders how she will continue to deliver food and supplies to those who need it most, including the forbidden Jews. The answer comes unexpectedly. Dragged from her home in the night, Irena is brought before a Gestapo agent, Klaus Rein, who offers her a position running the city's soup kitchens, all to maintain the illusion of order. Though loath to be working under the Germans, Irena learns there are ways to defy her new employer--including forging documents so that Jewish families receive food intended for Aryans. As Irena grows bolder, her interactions with Klaus become more fraught and perilous. Klaus is unable to prove his suspicions against Irena--yet. But once Warsaw's half-million Jews are confined to the ghetto, awaiting slow starvation or the death camps, Irena realizes that providing food is no longer enough. Recruited by the underground Polish resistance organization Zegota, she carries out an audacious scheme to rescue Jewish children. One by one, they are smuggled out in baskets and garbage carts, or led through dank sewers to safety--every success raising Klaus's ire. Determined to quell the uprising, he draws Irena into a cat-and-mouse game that will test her in every way--and where the slightest misstep could mean not just her own death, but the slaughter of those innocents she is so desperate to save." -- Provided by publisher.

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Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Shipman (Text)
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035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1224055397
040 . ‡aTDS ‡beng ‡erda ‡cTDS ‡dOSD
049 . ‡aOUDB
08204. ‡a813/.6 ‡223
1001 . ‡aShipman, James D., ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aIrena's war / ‡cJames D. Shipman.
264 1. ‡aNew York, NY: ‡bKensington Books, ‡c[2020]
264 4. ‡c©2020
300 . ‡a376 pages ; ‡c21 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aIncludes discussion questions.
520 . ‡a"September 1939: The conquering Nazis swarm through Warsaw as social worker Irena Sendler watches in dread from her apartment window. Already, the city's poor go hungry. Irena wonders how she will continue to deliver food and supplies to those who need it most, including the forbidden Jews. The answer comes unexpectedly. Dragged from her home in the night, Irena is brought before a Gestapo agent, Klaus Rein, who offers her a position running the city's soup kitchens, all to maintain the illusion of order. Though loath to be working under the Germans, Irena learns there are ways to defy her new employer--including forging documents so that Jewish families receive food intended for Aryans. As Irena grows bolder, her interactions with Klaus become more fraught and perilous. Klaus is unable to prove his suspicions against Irena--yet. But once Warsaw's half-million Jews are confined to the ghetto, awaiting slow starvation or the death camps, Irena realizes that providing food is no longer enough. Recruited by the underground Polish resistance organization Zegota, she carries out an audacious scheme to rescue Jewish children. One by one, they are smuggled out in baskets and garbage carts, or led through dank sewers to safety--every success raising Klaus's ire. Determined to quell the uprising, he draws Irena into a cat-and-mouse game that will test her in every way--and where the slightest misstep could mean not just her own death, but the slaughter of those innocents she is so desperate to save." -- Provided by publisher.
60010. ‡aSendlerowa, Irena, ‡d1910-2008 ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aRighteous Gentiles in the Holocaust ‡zPoland ‡zWarsaw ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aJewish children in the Holocaust ‡zPoland ‡zWarsaw ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aWorld War, 1939-1945 ‡xJews ‡xRescue ‡zPoland ‡zWarsaw ‡vFiction.
655 . ‡aJewish fiction.
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655 7. ‡aAction and adventure fiction. ‡2lcgft
655 7. ‡aWar fiction. ‡2lcgft
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