Friday, December 30, 2011

Remember this Lady?

Irena Sendler

Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98)

Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.

Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

Irena kept 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 2500 kids/infants.

Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi's broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.

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

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

Later another politician, Barack Hussein Obama, won for his work as a community organizer for ACORN.


I'm doing my small part by forwarding this message.

It is now more than 65 years since the Second World War in Europe ended.

This is a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated!

Now, more than ever, with Iran and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST to be 'a myth'. It's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.


daisy69778 said...

These people are the TRUE heros -- the quiet subtle ones behind the scenes making a huge difference in many many lives.
Patti: you are so right, we should never ever forget, the Holocaust, the Russians, Christians and everyone else who are tortured for their faith.
Here Here to bring it our attention.
Hope you had a good
Christmas and I wish you a happy New Year!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I know of this woman. We studied about her in our Faith Group. I was told there is a movie in the making about her but now one seems to know anything about the particulars. Have you heard? I would love to see a movie about her life.

Fusions by Stazio said...

thank you for sharing

soulbrush said...

Being Jewish this means a whole lot to me...I value this post and am sending my own private thoughts to people who died from my own family. Thanks

SueAnn said...

Tis good to remember and to shout it out!! Let us not forget!!
And it burns me to no end that Irene was passed over! Sucks big time!
Have a great New Year

Heather said...

I didn't know about this amazing woman's story. Like you, I think it is imperative that we never forget the Holocaust and to play our parts in never allowing it to happen again.

LynnF said...

What a truly amazing woman! We should never ever forget the Holocaust! It should never happen again. I am so glad you posted this, it's a blessing to all of us. Thank you!

blackrosedrake said...

I agree that the holocaust must never be forgotten. As a girl, my grandmother went to school in France. Most NYC debutantes went to school in europe in those days. While she was there she actually saw one of the connentration camps. She told me about it, about the stench of the place, even from a mile away. A british officer got her out of France mere days before Hitler invaded Paris. To those who say the holocaust was not real, i say, not so! The damage can still be felt.