As a hidden child during World War II and an author of a memoir about my own experiences, I have attempted to read every book I’ve been able to find about the war—particularly those about the Holocaust. Thus, for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been asking myself: “How could I have possibly not known about Irena Sendler?” Now that I know her story, thanks to the immaculate research and wonderful writing of Tilar J. Mazzeo, I must conclude that Irena can easily be considered the greatest hero of the Second World War. After all, how many people can be credited with saving 2,500 precious lives?
“Heller, will discuss his memoir, Prague: My Long Journey Home, a true, riveting adventure and moving recollection of a loving family nearly destroyed by the Nazis. It is an inspirational story of a different kind of Holocaust survivor.