Skip to comments.The 'female Schindler' who saved 2,500 Jewish children but died wishing she'd rescued more
Posted on 08/10/2017 2:59:25 PM PDT by Lorianne
She smuggled out the children in suitcases, ambulances, coffins, sewer pipes, rucksacks and, on one occasion, even a tool box.
Those old enough to ask knew their saviour only by her codename "Jolanta".
But she kept hidden a meticulous record of all their real names and new identities - created to protect the Jewish youngsters from the pursuing Nazis - so they might later be re-united with their families.
By any measure, Irena Sendler was one of the most remarkable and noble figures to have emerged from the horrors of World War II. But, until recently, her extraordinary compassion and heroism went largely unrecorded.
When the Germans finally caught her, the Roman Catholic social worker had managed to save 2,500 Jewish babies and toddlers from deportation to the concentration camps. She had spirited them out of the heavily-guarded Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, and hidden their identities in two glass jars buried under an apple tree in her neighbour's garden.
She was beaten, tortured and sentenced to death by the Gestapo - who even announced her execution. But Irena survived, her spirit unbroken, her secrets untold.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Just ran across this and thought to add it to History file.
For making that choice may the Nobel Committee rot in the fires of Hell.
What a brave and good person.
There was an HBO movie about her starring Anna Paquin.
makes me sick that someone like her lost to a fraud like all Gore.
Thank you for finding and posting this story.
She was truly a righteous person whose deeds need universal recognition.
the Nobel Peace Prize became a sick joke when it was given to Obama, or whatever his real name may be
but still.....giving the prize to Al Gore for his lying BS “global warming’ scam...............
and instead of recognizing this lady?!?!?!?
the Nobel peace prize committee is SICK. Pure Sick.
Sick sick sick.
Bless this kind lady’s soul...
Tells you everything you need to know about the Nobel prize. After that heinous act of disrespect, Obama's "win" makes perfect sense.
For every one of her caliber, we need ten willing to eliminate despots, islam evil and those leading others into hell.
I remember that. Thanks
Typed her name so I will remember it
And their spawn.
So be it.
We’ve seen that movie - bought the dvd actually. Great find.
Don’t worry about the Nobel prize. There is a higher prize awarded by a higher power.
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