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August 23, 2011


karihb:

Meet Irena Sendler (1910-2008)
She was a 98 year-old Polish woman at her time of death. During World War II, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a  plumbing/sewer specialist. She dedicated herself to  smuggle Jewish children out. Infants were carried  in the bottom of the tool box she used and older children in a burlap  sack she had in the back of her truck.
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 wanted nothing to do with the dog and the  barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle  out and save 2500 children during this time
She eventually was caught and the Nazis  broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of  the names of all the kids she smuggled out and in a glass jar  buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate  any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families but most had been killed. She then helped those children get placement into  foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007, Irena was up for the Nobel  Peace Prize. She was not selected.
Al Gore won for presenting a slide show on  Global Warming.

Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. In my eyes, Irena’s selfless actions promoting peace and human rights far surpasses a well funded, climate change study when it comes to deserving this award… He may have won a piece of paper, a medal and some money but she won hearts, trust and respect.

karihb:

Meet Irena Sendler (1910-2008)

She was a 98 year-old Polish woman at her time of death. During World War II, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She dedicated herself to  smuggle Jewish children out. Infants were carried in the bottom of the tool box she used and older children in a burlap sack she had in the back of her truck.

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 wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children during this time

She eventually was caught and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families but most had been killed. She then helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007, Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.

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

Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. In my eyes, Irena’s selfless actions promoting peace and human rights far surpasses a well funded, climate change study when it comes to deserving this award… He may have won a piece of paper, a medal and some money but she won hearts, trust and respect.

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