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 Irena Sendler who saved 2,500 Jews
  

 

 

 

 

 

Irena Sendler

 

Died  12 May 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'.


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 caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, 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. Those kids she helped got placed into foster
family homes or adopted.


Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.  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 also --- for a slide show on Global Warming.

 

wikipedia.org article

 

website on her

 

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler Hallmark Hall of Fame DVD  From Amazon

 

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

 

Dvd


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Oct 16, 2011  ( 1 comment )  
10/16/2011
10:13 pm
    
Kathy Carr (kathy)

Amazing what one person can do who is committed to saving lives and willing to risk his/her own life.  She should've gotten the Nobel Peace Prize! The wikipedia article is good too.

Oct 17, 2011  ( 1 comment )  
10/17/2011
9:16 am
    
Julie Carr (beekielou)

Thanks for posting this article on keepandshare.com!

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