From our inbox: a tribute to Irena Sendler and victims of the Holocaust
Remember THIS WOMAN
Died 12 May 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw , Poland
Look at this woman - Let us never forget!
The world hasn't just become wicked...it's always been wicked.
The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving.
During WWII, Irena, worked in the Warsaw ghetto, as a social worker.
She had an 'ulterior motive'.
She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews (being German).
Irena smuggled children out of the Warsaw Ghetto. There are five recorded uses of how she smuggled the children out including: using an ambulance, a child could be taken out hidden under the stretcher; escape through the courthouse; a child could be taken out using the sewer pipes or other secret underground passages; a trolley could carry out children hiding in a sack, in a trunk, a suitcase or something similar; and if a child could pretend to be sick or was actually very ill, it could be legally removed using the ambulance.
She used a dog on a few a the rescue missions.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children/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 children she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007, Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected. She lost to Al Gore who won for a slide show on Global Warming.
President Obama won one year before becoming President for his work as a community organizer for ACORN
In MEMORIAM - 63 YEARS LATER
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I hope you'll consider doing the same...
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.
This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, 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's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.