Monday, March 16, 2009

Irena Sendler

recently was the death of a 98-year-old lady named Irena Sendler.

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 Nazi's plans were for the
Jews, (being German).

Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of
her tool box she carried, and she also 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 and course of doing this,
she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kid s/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both
her legs and 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 families.

Most, of course, had been gassed.

Those kids she helped were placed into
foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel
Peace Prize....


Al Gore won for doing a slide show on Global Warming.



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