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How one person saved over 2,000 children from the Nazis - Iseult Gillespie


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In 1943, Irena Sendler and Janina Grabowska froze when they heard Gestapo pounding on the front door. Knowing she was minutes from arrest, Irena tossed Janina her most dangerous possession: a glass jar containing the names of over 2,000 Jewish children she’d smuggled to safety from the Warsaw Ghetto. Who was this courageous woman? Iseult Gillespie details the life and legacy of Irena Sendler.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Director Chloé Gérard
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Music Salil Bhayani
  • Sound Designer cAMP Studio, Spencer Ward
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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