Polish women who outwitted the Nazis

On National Day of Holocaust Remembrance this May 1, PBS will premiere a stunning new documentary about Righteous Gentile, Irena Sendler, the heroic social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland.  Titled, "Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers," this poignant film by first-time filmmaker Mary Skinner of San Francisco and New York, features the last in-depth interview Sendler gave before her death in 2008, at age 98.  Several Jewish men and women, who, as children, were saved by Sendler's rescue operation, are also profiled.  In San Francisco, the documentary will be airing on: KQED 9HD Sun, May 1, 2011 -- 10:00pm Mon, May 2, 2011 -- 4:00am

KQED World Wed, May 4, 2011 -- 8:00am Wed, May 4, 2011 -- 11:00am Sat, May 7, 2011 -- 5:00pm

KTEH Thu, May 5, 2011 -- 10:30pm Fri, May 6, 2011 -- 4:30am More information on the documentary is available at http://www.irenasendlerfilm.com The Taube and Koret Foundations are lead sponsors of the film.

Hidden Jewish children at a Polish convent 1943. Photo courtesy of 2B Productions.

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