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Irena Sendler: Woman who saved 2500 babies during the Holocaust

This is from over a year ago but I came across the story and wanted to blog it. It is very moving and it upsets me Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize over this woman Irena Sendler who saved over 2,500 babies.

Irena Sendler

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There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. 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.

Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.



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  • ♥N A♥ 2009/09/18 20:27:22
    ♥N A♥
    +25
    Children of the Holocaust:
    Jewish, Polish, Gypsies and mentally and physically disabled children were along the targeted. The Nazi Propaganda said GOD does not want the sick and the ailing to reproduce. The disabled children were killed even though they werent Jewish. Hitler saw them as a burden and useless.

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  • Camille Carl 2009/09/21 05:27:42
    Camille
    Saw the edit. Thanks. NO CRAP AND TRADE !!
  • JC 2009/09/18 21:49:27
    JC
    +3
    Goes to show how liberals movement has taken over the world. Commonsense and morality will be lost.
  • Annette 2009/09/18 21:23:04
    Annette
    +4
    Her story and what she did during that horrific period in history will forever be remembered and glorified, not only by those who know of it and hear about it, but by the most important One in all the universe.
    It's ridiculous that a video of global warming could win over so significant an act of human kindness and love, but we seem to have very little empathy or concern for things of moral value anymore.
    I am sure God has rewarded her in ways we can only hope we will be so deserving of when it is our time to bow before him. Thanks for a beautiful reminder of a truly self-sacrificing and loving human being.
  • keliffa 2009/09/18 21:07:14
    keliffa
    +4
    Hey, whats the lives of over 2,000 babies over Gore making billions off of a bogus idea?

    God bless this woman's soul. She was one of God's messengers.
  • Marti 2009/09/18 21:05:17
    Marti
    +3
    I saw a Hallmark movie about the things she did to save those children. It was not just her taking the babies/children out of harms way. She devised a well-thought-out plan to keep up with every child she saved and reunite them with their families after it was safe to do so.

    As of right now, I say we all give her the Nobel Peace Prize for what she did for those families. It doesn't matter if we televise it, or make a big deal about it. She was a person who, unlike Gore, did what she did from her heart without thought of herself. Gore does what he does from his devious mind without any thought of others.

    Without further adieu, I hereby announce that the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Peace goes to Irena Sandler.
  • jer1five 2009/09/18 20:31:27
    jer1five
    +4
    Al Gore uh? Proof again that despite all their rhetoric, progressive liberals don't have a clue about what real compassion is. All Gore is interested in is how much money he can make peddling all this green stuff.
  • ♥N A♥ 2009/09/18 20:27:22
    ♥N A♥
    +25
    Children of the Holocaust:
    Jewish, Polish, Gypsies and mentally and physically disabled children were along the targeted. The Nazi Propaganda said GOD does not want the sick and the ailing to reproduce. The disabled children were killed even though they werent Jewish. Hitler saw them as a burden and useless.

  • ♥N A♥ 2009/09/18 20:21:59
    ♥N A♥
    +25
    Irena Sendler, a Catholic hero
  • Deebo4u2 2009/09/18 20:19:56
    Deebo4u2
    +4
    Well Hell AlGore is one of the Nazis Party Members too LOL.Great Person and HUMANATARIAN GOD BLESS HER EVEN MORE IN HEAVEN !
  • very Conservative "me" 2009/09/18 20:16:50
    very Conservative "me"
    +2
    Thank you for this post. The good Lord will give this lady her reward in heaven - She MUST be sitting even now very close to his side where she belongs (and where she in truth stood all her life already).
  • ♥N A♥ 2009/09/18 20:15:41
    ♥N A♥
    +25
    And there was a movie made about her.
    movie
  • ♥N A♥ 2009/09/18 20:13:05
    ♥N A♥
    +25
    In MEMORIAM - 63 YEARS LATER

    memoriam 63 years

    It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War inEurope

    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 with the German and Russian Peoples looking
    the other way!

    Now, more than ever, with Iraq, 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.
  • Beccy ♥N A♥ 2009/09/19 01:27:15
    Beccy
    +1
    I have been reading alot about the French during the war. They too set people to the death camps.
  • ♥N A♥ 2009/09/18 20:10:59
    ♥N A♥
    +24
    Irena Sendler, 98, Saved 2,500 Children From Nazis

    Irena Sendler, who died yesterday at 98, was a Polish social worker who helped save an estimated 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto and giving them false identities.



    Her dramatic story, including how she was captured and nearly tortured to death and how she managed to preserve the children's true identities in jars buried under an apple tree, became widely known only in recent years. A group of four Kansas schoolgirls brought her to worldwide attention. Last year, as Vice President Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, voices around the globe called for it instead to be awarded to the savior of the Warsaw Ghetto.

    When she heard that Israel's Prime Minister Peres had written to President Kaczynski of Poland about nominating her for the Nobel, Sendler told The New York Sun: "This brings me great joy, but on the other hand it's a shame my liaison officers are not alive. I would not have been able to do anything without the crew of people around me."

    Sendler, a Roman Catholic, was born in Otwock, outside Warsaw, on February 15, 1910. Her father was a physician who directed a spa hospital. Sendler remembered him as someone who taught great compassion: "If you see someone drowning...
























    Irena Sendler, 98, Saved 2,500 Children From Nazis

    Irena Sendler, who died yesterday at 98, was a Polish social worker who helped save an estimated 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto and giving them false identities.

    estimated 2500 jewish children nazis smuggling warsaw ghetto false identities

    Her dramatic story, including how she was captured and nearly tortured to death and how she managed to preserve the children's true identities in jars buried under an apple tree, became widely known only in recent years. A group of four Kansas schoolgirls brought her to worldwide attention. Last year, as Vice President Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, voices around the globe called for it instead to be awarded to the savior of the Warsaw Ghetto.

    When she heard that Israel's Prime Minister Peres had written to President Kaczynski of Poland about nominating her for the Nobel, Sendler told The New York Sun: "This brings me great joy, but on the other hand it's a shame my liaison officers are not alive. I would not have been able to do anything without the crew of people around me."

    Sendler, a Roman Catholic, was born in Otwock, outside Warsaw, on February 15, 1910. Her father was a physician who directed a spa hospital. Sendler remembered him as someone who taught great compassion: "If you see someone drowning, you must try to rescue them, even if you cannot swim."

    She was an administrator in Warsaw's welfare department in 1940, when Nazi Germany occupied Poland. Nearly half a million Jews were sequestered in Warsaw's tiny ghetto, where conditions were appalling. The Nazis ordered a stop to normal social services, such as food and health care. Charged with warding off typhus and tuberculosis, Sendler had official permission to move freely in the ghetto. She convinced Jewish parents to let her hide their children. She used an ambulance to smuggle children in burlap sacks and coffins. A dog seated next to her would sometimes bark to drown out the children's cries. She received aid from the Zegota, the Polish Council to Aid the Jews.

    drown childrens cries received aid zegota polish council aid jews

    The children were given new names and false documents, and placed with Christian Polish families and at Christian religious establishments. Sendler wrote their real names on slips of paper that she hid in bottles underground, intending to retrieve them later.

    The Gestapo arrested Sendler in 1943 and tortured her brutally, breaking her legs and feet with wooden clubs. She was sentenced to be executed, but she escaped after the Zegota bribed a guard. She remained in hiding until the end of the war, then dug up the bottles under the apple tree and tried to reunite the children with their families. Most of the families had perished, though some were placed with relatives around Europe. She was known within Poland, but she received little publicity in the West during the Cold War years. In 1980, she joined the Solidarity movement.

    In her interview with the Sun, Sendler said: "If someone is drowning, you have to give them your hand. When the war started, all of Poland was drowning in a sea of blood, and those who were drowning the most were the Jews. And among the Jews, the worst off were the children. So I had to give them my hand."

    Although honored by Israel in 1965 with a Medal of the Righteous, Sendler was not well-known until after the movie "Schindler's List" (1993). Anticipating that the film would garner multiple Oscars (it won seven), U.S. News & World Report published an article on "The Other Schindlers" — among them Irena Sendler. The article helped inspire four high school girls in Uniontown, Kan., who wrote a play about her wartime adventures called "Life in a Jar." The play won the 2000 Kansas state National History Day competition and has been performed 200 times around America. There have been rumors that Angelina Jolie is interested in starring in a film version of Sendler's life.

    Already married and divorced by the start of the war, Sendler went on to marry another underground activist, Stefan Zgrzembski. They had three children, one of whom survives, along with a granddaughter.

    war sendler marry underground activist stefan zgrzembski children survives granddaughter

    In recent years, she lived in a Warsaw nursing home, cared for by Elzbieta Ficowska. Sendler smuggled Ms. Ficowska out of the ghetto in a carpenter's toolbox when Ms. Ficowska was six months old.

    In 2005, she told a British newspaper, the Daily Express, that the greatest act of love she witnessed during the war was that of Jewish mothers parting with their children.

    "The one question every parent asked me was, 'Can you guarantee they will live?'

    "We had to admit honestly that we could not, as we did not even know if we would succeed in leaving the ghetto that day. The only guarantee was that the children would most likely die if they stayed. In my dreams, I still hear the cries when they left their parents."
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  • Daveman 2009/09/18 20:10:53
    Daveman
    +6
    Horrible. I think was invited this month to attend a conference with her as the main speaker. Gore deserves a Nobel idiot award...
  • Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy su... 2009/09/18 20:10:32
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +7
    Gore beat the woman out? Gore is a waste of a human being!
  • DeCaf Sherry ... 2009/09/18 20:39:28
    DeCaf
    +6
    The only thing Al Gore deserves is

    al gore deserves
  • Sherry ... DeCaf 2009/09/18 20:40:32
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +5
    Give this kid $20.00 for that!
  • Marti Sherry ... 2009/09/18 21:54:53
    Marti
    +3
    Actually, he could make a fortune selling swift kicks in the butt on ebay. Line up all of the elected officials and I bet we could pay off the national debt.
  • Sherry ... Marti 2009/09/18 21:59:06
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    +2
    I'd give $100.00 each for him to kick... BO's, Pelosi's, Reid's, Dodd's, and $200.00 each for Franks and Rangel!

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