Remember this lady?
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 had an ulterior motive.
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 of her truck which she had 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
loud barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save
she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of 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 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.
Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or
In 2007 Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Unfortunately, she was not selected.
Strangely, other winners are Al Gore won, for a slide show on
Global Warming and later, another politician, Barack Obama, won for
his work as a community organizer for ACORN.
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