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Anne Frank guardian reaches 100
BBC News ^ | 2/15/09

Posted on 02/15/2009 1:22:55 PM PST by Borges

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To: justiceseeker93

Miep Gies will receive her reward in Heaven. Bless her!

There is another lady who will be highly rewarded

There recently was the death of a 98-year-old lady named Irena Sendler. 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 Nazi’s plans were for the Jews, (being German).

Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she also 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 kids/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs and 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 were placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize....


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

21 posted on 02/16/2009 12:20:35 PM PST by potlatch
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Yes, we have discussed Irena Sendler here on FR. I recall she was honored by Israel's Holocaust Memorial Museum - while still living - for her courageous activities in saving Jewish lives in Nazi-occupied Poland.

As far as the Nobel Peace Prize is concerned, it is tarnished forever by the fact that it was once given to the great "peacemaker" Yasser Arafat. So who can be surprised that the lefties who determine the winner chose a BS artist like Al Gore several years later?

22 posted on 02/16/2009 3:10:19 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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