Monday, February 18, 2013

An email I received from a friend today:

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

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

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 Obama, won for his work as a community
organizer for ACORN.
In memoriam - 65 YEARS LATER

I'm doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you'll consider doing
the same.

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

This e-mail is being sent as 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, Iran, and others, claim 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.


Blogger Lee said...

Yes...I've read this before...but it's something that should be read over and over again. Very sad...the injustices...on so many counts are so wrong.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

It's a shame we can't eradicate Anonymous claptrap comments from Blogger! The above two seems quite inappropriate after such a heartfelt post!

Thank you for posting this, Rel. I'll be sure to seek her story and praise in future. What a heroine......!

6:03 PM  

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