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A Lady Named Irena Sendler

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A Lady Named Irena Sendler

 

 

 

There 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 Nazis' 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 kids/infants.

 

She was caught, and the Nazis 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 reunite the family.

 

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....

 

She LOST.

 

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

 

 

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Trip,

Bless you for sharing this amazing woman of true nobility.

Irene Sendler is a winner in the hearts of those who really matter.

 

 

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Originally Posted By: whatevergrows
Israel and her supporters are extremely out of favor.


Then I'm out of favor....so what's new?? rofl

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SNOPES story:

 

http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/sendler.asp

 

(Yes, Trip... this one is *TRUE*... except for one bit... Nobel prize people don't tell the "fer sures" about the nominations until 50 years, so it's not certain.)

 

 

 

Wikipedia site with picture... (she reminds me of my Amish Grandma)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irena_Sendler

 

 

And finally, a site dedicated to her...

 

http://www.irenasendler.org/

 

 

 

thanks Very interesting!

 

 

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Yes, Cat, you are right to a point about the nominations, but those who are nominated do discuss their nominations within a small group. I worked for a laboratory and one of their scientists was nominated...it was taken by someone else, but all parties who were nominated did know.

 

It saddens me though, to realize that nominations of the Nobel Peace prize are becoming pre-determined and bought...much like the US presidency... I wonder how much Gore had to pay to buy his.

 

Ok, all politics aside, Thank you Trip, for reminding me of Irena Sendler. May we all be as brave as she.

 

I wonder today, if some of us were faced with this very situation, if we would do the same thing or go quietly on living our lives. She saved so many...

 

She should have her name on the "Wall of the Righteous" in the Holocaust Memorial, next to Schindler. JMHO.

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I was reading about her, just recently in fact as my BIL sent me the information Trip posted about her. She was named as a Righteous person in 1965. She was one of the first nomiated. Unfortunatley she couldn't be there because the communist leaders of Poland would not allow her to leave to recieve the award.She finally was allowed to recieve the award in 1983.

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Oh good...I'm so glad someone looked her up. I didn't have time yesterday. Thanks Deb! smile

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