18.04.13 Holocaust Remembrance Week

April 13, 2018

Holocaust Remembrance Week

Sendlerowa the Savior

Sendlerowa & team smuggled 2500 children, via ambulances, sewer pipes, suitcases, and underground passageways in order to bring them to orphanages into Warsaw’s non-Jewish areas.

She wrote their names on papers, which she buried in glass bottles.A The bottles were dug up after WWII & used to reunite families.

1943: Sendlerowa was arrested, sentenced to death, but escaped.

1965: Israel’s Holocaust memorial organization, Yad Vashem, awarded her “Righteous Among the Nations.”

2003: Poland honored Sendlerowa with the “Order of the White Eagle.”

2008: Shortly before her death, Sendlerowa was nominated for (but did not win) the Nobel Peace Prize.


1 out of 10 U.S. adults & 22% of millennials have either not heard of/ not sure if they’ve heard of the Holocaust.

“We are alarmed that today’s generation lacks some of the basic knowledge about these atrocities.’

Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

“There remain troubling gaps in Holocaust awareness while survivors are still with us; imagine when there are no longer survivors here to tell their stories,” Greg Schneider, EVP of the organization behind the study of Holocaust awareness.

“The survey found there are critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust, and there is a broad-based consensus that schools must be responsible for providing comprehensive Holocaust education.A In addition, a significant majority of American adults believe that fewer people care about the Holocaust today than they used to, and more than half of Americans believe that the Holocaust could happen again.”

by Jenna Lee,