The Irena Sendler Project | Megan Felt | TEDxOverlandPark

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Irena Sendler's remarkable story of heroism during WWII reflects the profound impact one person can have on the world. Megan Felt discovered this unsung hero through a high school history project, and shares her own journey of enlightening the world in this TEDx talk.

Megan Felt is one of the founders of the internationally known Irena Sendler: Life in a Jar project that began in 1999, which discovered Irena Sendler, a Holocaust rescuer. Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Her story was unknown to the world until the "Life in a Jar” performance began sharing her story around the world. The performance has been presented more than 380 times. As the Program Director of the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, Megan works with teachers and students all over the world developing projects by sharing the stories of Unsung Heroes as role models. Megan’s work with Life in a Jar has been featured in over 2500 media stories around the world including: TODAY, USA Today, CNN, NPR, PBS and the Chicago Tribune.

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