Look at this lady - Let us never forget! Her name is Irena Sendler.
The world hasn’t just become wicked…it’s always been wicked. The prize doesn’t always go to the most deserving.
Yes, I have verified (via Snopes and on Wikipedia) that the following is true:
During WWII Irena obtained permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She had an ‘ulterior motive’. She (being German) KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews.
Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, for larger kids. She had a dog in the back of her truck 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; the barking covered the kids’/infants’ noise. During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save at least 2,500 kids/infants.
She was caught. 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.
Recently, 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. Al Gore won, also—for a show on Global Warming.
In MEMORIAM - some 63 YEARS LATER, I’m doing my small part by posting this message. I hope you’ll consider doing the same. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This post is being shared as a memorial, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians and Gypsies and others, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated!
Now, more than ever, with Iran and other countries and people claiming the HOLOCAUST to be ‘a myth’, it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do evil, again.
Honor Irene and the many others who stood for what is right and noble. Never forget. Let her light shine.