Saturday, April 25, 2015


 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 used this work as a cover. 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 wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the children and infants' noises. She managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children and infants.

Ultimately, she was caught, however, 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 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.  The children she helped were placed in foster family homes or adopted. 
In 2007 Irena was nominated 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 the prize for being the first Black president. 

Now, more than 65 years since the Second World War in Europe ended, this message is being published in memory of the 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred by the Nazis and their supporters.

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.

Help us distribute this information around the world. Whatever your faith or creed, in the name of humanity please copy this to people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain. 

NOTE: I do not know the source of this message which came to me as an  e-mail, but I have found this story at several sites via Google.

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