Tuesday, May 5, 2009

IRENA

This just emailed to me from my bro, The Bobfather: There recently was the death of a 98-year-old lady named Irena Sendler.

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 her tool box she carried, and she also 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 and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs and 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 backyard.

After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family.

Most, of course, had been gassed.

Those kids she helped were placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize....

She LOST.

Al Gore won for doing a slide show on Global Warming.

7 comments:

Holly said...

That is a truly beautiful story. Look at her eyes...look at her face. Oh, goddess, she is beautiful!

Al Gore simply sucks. So does politices. So do politicians, the lot of them. All have an agenda. For their betterment...not the Human condition.

I'd like to share this story if I might...let me know.

Alison said...

She was beaten by Al Gore??? Who would have had an aide write the darned script for him anyway. Oh... what can I say??? Thanks for sharing this.

Mel said...

Al Gore won out over THIS woman!?! WTF?!?!

*sigh* What an incredible woman..and yes, Holly, she is SO beautiful....

thank you for sharing this...

amy said...

Thank you for sharing her story. I love hearing about people like this and it's a shame she wasn't given more recognition before she passed away. What an amazing woman she must have been.

cinner said...

Wow, what an amazing woman. I can't believe she did not win. I agree wtf. Thanks for sharing the story. Toni you need to go to my blog, I have something there for you.

beth said...

damn that al gore...now I like him even less !

{and guess what...3 years varsity cheerleader with some kick ass saddle shoes and pompoms...somehow you just had to have guessed that I was one of those girls}

Samantha said...

OMG, I love Mel's reaction, as it pretty much sums up what I was thinking at the time ..... *WTF*?? Al Gore??? over her???

Thanks for sharing this amazing story. I think I'm such a dimbat not to know more about important people and histories like this.

You rock.