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Died 12 May 2008 (aged 98)
During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a plumbing/sewer specialist.
She had an 'ulterior motive'.
Being German, she knew what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, so 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 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 backyard.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents who may have survived to reunite families.
Most of the parents had been gassed. The children she rescued were placed into foster family homes or adopted.
Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.
President Obama won one year before becoming President for his work as a community organizer for ACORN and Al Gore won also --- for a slide show on Global Warming.
In MEMORIAM - 63 YEARS LATER, I'm doing my small part by sharing this message.
I hope that you'll consider doing the same.
This message was originally sent as an email 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.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Amazing Women: Baby Protector
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It's been a long time since you've blogged, and I've missed reading your thoughts. Any plans to come back here anytime?ReplyDelete
On the topic of this post, I remember reading a few articles about her a while back. An amazing woman, absolutely amazing....
Hope to read some more of your writing soon!!