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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Take Time out NOT to forget How wonderful people can be....

   The  prize doesn't always go to the most deserving...

   
Irena  Sendler
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.
 
Recently, Irena  was up for the Nobel Peace Prize... She was not selected.
However, Al Gore  won, for a slide show on Global Warming and Barack Obama
won for a speech  on peace.

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