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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Irena Sendler

"Look at this lady - Let us never forget!
The world hasn't just become wicked...it's always been wicked.
The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving.

"Irena Sendler died 12 May 2008 (aged 98) in Warsaw, Poland.
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 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 2500 kids/infants. She was eventually 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 family. Most had been gassed. The kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

"Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

"She was not selected.

"President Obama won one year before becoming President for his work as a community organizer for ACORN, and Al Gore won in the year Irena Sendler was nominated --- for a slide show on Global Warming."

I received this on Facebook.  It is being circulated as a memorial to this great woman.  

Let us NEVER forget!  Not only should we never forget, but that we should work everyday to become like Irena--to sacrifice for a better life for others.

For more information on Irena, click here.

1 comment:

Anita R said...

For every person that has been made infamous by their actions, dozens have done good without notice. Who will we chose to remember?

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