Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Irena Sendler - Nothing more need to be said.

Got this from my buddy, Steve.

          There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady
named Irena.  During WWII, Irena, got permission to work
in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a plumbing/sewer specialist.

         She had an 'ulterior motive.  She KNEW what the
Nazis' plans were for the Jews.  Being German, Irena
smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she
carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap
sack, (for larger kids.)

        She also had a dog in the back that she trained to
bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.
The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog
and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

         During her time of doing this, she managed to
smuggle out and save 2,500 kids/infants.  She was
caught, and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and
beat her severely.

          Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she
smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under
a tree in her back yard.  After the war, she tried to locate
any parents that may have survived it and reunited the
family.  Most had been gassed.  Those kids she helped
got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

          Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.

          She was not selected.....Barack Obama was...

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