Jun 27 2008

“Life in a Jar”: the souls of 2,500 Jewish infants and children

Life in a Jar, was the play a group of young Kansas students wrote to honor Irena Sendlerowa for her humility and courage saving the lives of thousands of Jewish infants and children in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II.

After rescuing the children, Irena carefully recorded the child’s name, family name and the place where the child was placed for safekeeping. This was her way of ensuring the children would be reunited with their parents and family when the war ended.

At the end of the war, most of the parents had been killed in the Treblinka concentration camp. The only soul connection left was the names and information written on fragile tissue paper.

At least, there was something.

Life in a Jar has had over 240 performances in the United States, Canada and Europe since March of 2008.

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