So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Irena's Children tells you what you need to know--before or after you read Tilar J. Mazzeo's book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Irena's Children includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto by Tilar J. Mazzeo: Despite great risks, Irena Sendler, known as the female Oskar Schindler, rescued approximately 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto--and death. Using a secret underground network to place children in foster families and Catholic orphanages, and providing them with new identities through forged paperwork, Irena was able to smuggle the children out of the ghetto and past the Nazis. She was eventually caught and tortured, and the men and women who worked with her risked the same fate every day. Irena's Children is the incredible story of a brave woman who would do anything to save the lives of innocent children during the world's bleakest times. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.