>> Monday, August 1, 2011
In May, 2008 a 98 year-old lady named Irena Sendler died. Sendler was a Catholic social worker during the 1940s that saw the handwriting on the wall for the Jews of Poland. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the
Sendler convinced Jewish parents that their children were facing death either in the Ghetto or in concentration camps and offered to rescue them. She smuggled the children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and hid them in the homes of Poles who adopted them or in orphanages or convents. She made lists of the children's names and family connections and hid them in jars in her garden so that someday she could find the children and tell them who they were.
The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog, plus the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2,500 kids/infants.
She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.
Irena had 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.