Currently Browsing: Irena Sendler


Spare to a fault, the new Polish drama Ida leaves so much open to interpretation that itĀ becomes a Rorschach Test. And sad to say, the things you see in it are likely to reflect what you knew about the HolocaustĀ — or thought you knew — before you ever entered the theatre. Shout-Out to My Mishpokhe: […]


New Irena Sendler Doc

From Aug ’10 Spotlight: Special Summer Screenings Continue The Chicago YIVO Society will present two screenings of the new documentary In the Name of Their Mothers: The Irena Sendler Story as part of their 2010 Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture. Sendler was a Polish social worker who helped rescue over 2,000 children from the Warsaw […]