Hi there, I am in the process of polishing the paper. Will be sending the complete one after i finished checking it. Please wait for the polished paper in a couple minutes. Thanks.
Response to Irena Sendler’s Film as Social Worker
The film “Courageous Heart” is a story of Irena Sendler who courageously went through
life-risking experiences during the Second World War. She saved 2,500 children from the
brutality and death in Warsaw Ghetto. She put her life into peril when she disguised as a nurse
just to be able to secure entrance to the Ghetto where many Jewish are imprisoned. Using the
false identification she was able to go into the Ghetto and tried and began to persuade the Jewish
parents to allow her to smuggle their children into safety. In doing this she promised to record
the names of the children she saved and the place where she brought them for security and care
as well as facilitate reunion when the time comes. Most of the Jewish parents feared to let go of
their children and became worried that their children might forget the faith and their religion.
However, she still convinced them that it is only small sacrifices that they can do to ensure their
children’s safety. She then became connected to the underground resistance called as Zegota and
her university Jewish friend named Stefan who later on became her husband helped her plan the
escapes of the children through the hidden boxes under the bricks that are carried through
wheelbarrows, sewer systems, sacks, toolboxes, and even though the city hall’s main door. But
during the uprising in Warsaw, she was caught, arrested, and went through the painful torture in
the hands of the Nazis. She adamantly refused to divulge the names who helped her even in the
midst of her brutal experience in the hands of the Nazi army and was given a death sentence
through firing squad. However, she was able to escape the harsh death penalty when the Polish
underground organization corrupted a Nazi guard by paying for her freedom.
Irena Sendler whose real name is Irina Ashkenazi ah on was born and raised by her
parents who were equally social conscious. The sources of her inspiration are her parent’s social
works where her father has been telling her to save the life of someone where religion is
irrelevant at all cost and her mother also risked her own life by illegally teaching the
underground Polish History. During her university days,...