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Irena Sendler, the "Female Schindler," Portrayed in CBS Movie


Eagle20 16 | 119  
14 Feb 2009 /  #1
An upcoming TV movie details the heroic life of Irena Sendler, credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jewish children during World War II.

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findingdulcinea.com/news/entertainment/2009/feb/Irena-Sendler-the-Female-Schindler-Portrayed-in-CBS-Movie.html

Hopefully we will be able to see it in the UK.
sjam 2 | 541  
17 Feb 2009 /  #2
It is surely a sad day when the Irish political party in Poland. has five times (so far) as much interest as the story of this remarkable Polish lady.
1jola 14 | 1,879  
17 Feb 2009 /  #3
Eagle20, The title of your thread is offensive. How would that sound? Oskar Schindler, the "Male Sendler."

There is no comparison. Sendler was a true hero; Schinler was an opportunist.

Irish political party in Poland.

What is that?

It is surely a sad day when the Irish political party in Poland. has five times (so far) as much interest as the story of this remarkable Polish lady.

In Poland, our lives do not revolve around the so called Holocaust.
Harry  
17 Feb 2009 /  #4
In Poland, our lives do not revolve around the so called Holocaust.

No, your life revolves around race baiting and casual racism. Please do tar all other Poles with the same brush.
1jola 14 | 1,879  
17 Feb 2009 /  #5
There is only the Holocaust.
yehudi 1 | 432  
17 Feb 2009 /  #6
What's your problem 1jola? In this movie the Polish woman is the hero. She saved Jews from the "so called holocaust" as you put it. But I guess if there wasn't a holocaust then Sendler didn't really save anyone. Is that why you're angry about the movie? I can't figure this out.
Sokrates 8 | 3,346  
17 Feb 2009 /  #7
An upcoming TV movie details the heroic life of Irena Sendler, credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jewish children during World War II.

Boring movie about a boring topic :)
sjam 2 | 541  
17 Feb 2009 /  #8
Is that why you're angry about the movie? I can't figure this out.

Psychosis.
Randal 1 | 577  
17 Feb 2009 /  #9
No, your life revolves around race baiting and casual racism.

Dude, you seem to pull that Race Card an awful lot.
When it is recklessly misused willy-nilly to serve other means, I find this offensive.

Again, intolerance from the supposed PC "tolerance" enforcers...
1jola 14 | 1,879  
19 Feb 2009 /  #10
Yes, Harry plays the race card, and the anti-semitism card. They are both cheap shots.

Yehudi, I'm not angry at all about the film. I only find it ridiculous to use the Nazi Schindler as a yard stick of rescuing Jews during the war. You obviously haven't been to Yad Vashem.
yehudi 1 | 432  
19 Feb 2009 /  #11
I haven't been there lately, but i was at Auschwitz and Maidanek, which were much more chilling than any museum could possibly be. I agree with you that Schindler was no saint, while Sendler probably was. (Most people are complex and are neither all good or all bad).

The comparison is made with Schindler because that story is well known. Now that the movie about Sendler is coming out, I think she will be the yard stick.

Am I right in saying that you take offense because, with so many Polish heroes, Hollywood decides to glorify a German hero whose original motives were selfish and corrupt? I can see that point. I also take offense when movies or books glorify the occasional "good german" because he was not as bad as Eichmann. I think that the glorification of Claus von Stauffenberg in the movie Valkyrie is offensive. So he tried to kill Hitler. Where was he since 1933 when the nazis started arresting Jews and opponents of hitler? He was a Nazi and if the war was going better for germany he would have been hitler's fan like everyone else.
1jola 14 | 1,879  
19 Feb 2009 /  #12
The reason I mentioned Yad Vashem is that there is a huge display about Schindler and there is nothing about Irena Sendler. Why would Yad Vashem ignore a true hero? This Hollywood aproach to history deserves criticism.

Maybe it's time that Schindler should be known as the "male Irena Sendler."
yehudi 1 | 432  
19 Feb 2009 /  #13
I just found this page about her on the Yad Vashem site.

yadvashem.org/righteous_new/poland/sendler.html

She does have a tree planted in her honor there and I am sure that there will be a display about her now as well.

Yad Vashem is very slow in changing or adding exhibits. It doesn't reflect the importance of one person over another.
1jola 14 | 1,879  
19 Feb 2009 /  #14
From their website:

The exact number of children saved by Sendler and her partners is unknown.

A curious statistic for a Holocaust research center.

On October 19, 1965, Yad Vashem recognized Irena Sendler as Righteous Among the Nations. The tree planted in her honor stands at the entrance to the Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations.

Yes, let's give them time to give due credit.
yehudi 1 | 432  
19 Feb 2009 /  #15
Why the sarcasm? Do you think they have an agenda against Polish "righteous"? And even if that were true, so what? Yad Vashem is a museum, it's not the final arbiter of who was a hero in those times.
1jola 14 | 1,879  
19 Feb 2009 /  #16
When you see the attention paid to Schindler, you might understand the sarcasm.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
19 Apr 2009 /  #17
"The Courages Heart of Irena Sendler" is on CBS tonight (USA)for anybody who wants to see it. Here is more.

cbs.com/specials/courageous_heart/

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