A few days ago I received an email from Donald Taylor of Mount Dora, Florida. The subject of the email was Irena Sendler (1910-2008). The text of Mr. Taylor's message is below. FYI.
"During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in
the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior
|Jewish children in the Warsaw Ghetto|
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
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.
|Warsaw ghetto entrrance|
During her time doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2,500 kids/infants. Ultimately she was caught, however, 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 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 unite the families. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted. [Picture left is of Irena prior to her death in 2008]
In 2007 Irena was
up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide
show on Global Warming. Later another politician, Barack Hussein Obama, won
for his work as a community organizer for ACORN.
In MEMORIAM - 72 YEARS
LATER... It is now more than
70 years since the Second World War in Europe ended."
Mr Taylor concluded his email by saying that he was writing and sending his email "as a memorial in
memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians
and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved
and humiliated! Now, more than ever, with Iran, and others, 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 it again."
Well, Mr. Taylor, there have now been 50,000 hits on the HumanLifeMatters blog. Hopefully this posting will help that end. Thank you for your reminder.
A movie was made about her called "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sedler." I recommend you see it.
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