Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto Book Study

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Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto by Susan Goldman Rubin is a great Holocaust picture book about an incredible, courageous woman.

Irena Sendler rescued hundreds of Jewish children during the Holocaust. She is an inspiring hero and a great introduction to the Holocaust and the Righteous Among the Nations, the Holocaust heroes and rescuers. This is a study based on her inspiring and courageous story!

This study has 19 pages plus an answer key.


  • What I Know About the Holocaust
  • Pre-Reading Questions
  • Summary
  • Book Review
  • Comprehension Quiz


  • Introduction to the Holocaust
  • Irena Sendler Paragraph
  • The Life of Irena Sendler fill in the blank questions
  • Traits of Irena Sendler
  • All About Poland (2 pages)


  • Elzbieta’s Story
  • I Am Courageous
  • I Am Kind
  • Word Search
  • Coloring Page

Please also view my movie study for The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler!

NOTE: I also have a book study for Jars of Hope, also about Irena, which includes the same activities but is adapted for that book.

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