Sunday, March 29, 2009

You think YOU have it tough?

A friend emailed this story.

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 Nazis' 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 kid/infant noises. During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She 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 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 of course 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.

Help pass this around the world, will you?


  1. This woman risked her life doing what she knew in her heart was right; yet gets out shined by AL Gore of all people..That just goes to show you the state of our society. My Husband and I were talking about that (Al gore and the peace prize issue) when he looses his law suit does he have to give it back? I think he should. :)

  2. I've heard of her- I didn't know her name though, so had no idea she was the lady up for the Nobel Prize (I was focused on Rush). Well, it's a sad world when a blowhard like algore can beat out a wonderful person like Miss Irena- but we can at least know that where it really counts, she has received a "Well done my good and faithful servant" from Jesus!

  3. There are special places in heaven reserved for people such as Ms. Sendler.

  4. My parents are Survivors. Dad from Auschwitz, Mom from Dachau. Mom was in the Warsaw Ghetto, I will ask her if she heard about this lady. She is 93 but her memory of the events are intact.