Friday, 29 March 2013
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
This lady was dubbed the ‘angel of Warsaw’ by one newspaper.
Do you remember this lady? Have you even heard of her name?
Irena Sendler died in 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 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.
Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi's broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.
Irene Sendler with some people she saved as children, Warsaw, 2005
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that 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 adopted.
Polish coin picturing Irene Sendler and fellow Holocaust resisters Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Matylda Getter
In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.
Architectural memorial plaque at 2 Pawińskiego Street in Warsaw.
Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler FULL FILM can be seen here
Honoring the sacrifice and courage of this fine lady who gave so much and saved so many.
Peace, love and best wishes
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