Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Story Worth Sharing

Irena  Sendler
Today I received the following story about a woman named Irena Sendler. It's worth the time it takes to read...and remember.

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.