Antony Lishak via his organization ‘Learning from the Righteous’ will be commemorating Irena Sendler throughout 2018. He spoke to Eve at Limmud UK where he presented a session on this non Jewish woman who coordinated the rescue of hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust at great risk to herself and others in the Resistance. What lessons can be learned from her altruism; what terrible choices were made by parents, to physically save their children but know they would be lost to their faith. Without historical context no one should judge, and may this episode in history never repeat itself.

Written by Eve Harow