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Mary Skinner - Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers

  • Woodstock Opera House Woodstock, IL (map)

As a part of the Creative Living Series through the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, Mary Skinner is set to appear at the Woodstock Opera House on Thursday March 15, 2018, at 10:00 AM with coffee and conversation offered at 9:00 AM. 

Filmmaker Mary Skinner, the daughter of a Polish World War II orphan, spent seven years making Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers. The documentary tells the story of Polish social worker Irena Sendler, who was part of a clandestine network of social workers and nuns. Working together to outwit the Nazis, they were able to save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto and almost certain death at Treblinka. Skinner recorded over 70 hours of interviews with Sendler and other eyewitnesses to history, including people who were active in the Polish Resistance. The award-winning film had its National PBS premiere in 2011 on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Learn More