Irena's Jars of Secrets

By The Fourth Musketeer

Irena’s remarkable story was ignored in Poland until very recently, although she was honored in 1965 by Israel’s Yad Vashem as one of the Righteous Among Nations, those Gentiles who helped Jews escape the Nazis. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 98, but as author Marcia Vaughan concludes in her afterword, ‘her story of caring and courage lives on.’

Ron Mazellan’s rich oil painting illustrations capture the somber mood of this time period, with dark colors, broad, energetic, brush strokes, and dramatic lighting.