Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The 'female Schindler' who saved 2,500 Jewish children died wishing she'd rescued more
UK Daily Mail ^ | 7/19/13 | Richard Pendlebury

Posted on 07/19/2013 4:22:03 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

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.

Her finest hour: Irena Sendler rescued thousands of Jewish children 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holocaust; poland
G-D bless this brave woman. RIP Irena Sendler
1 posted on 07/19/2013 4:22:03 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

One aspect of Sendler few talk about, was briefly mentioned:

“But in postwar communist Poland her heroic deeds went unpublished and were even officially frowned upon by the regime, which was not sympathetic towards Jews.”

In fact, in 1968, when the Polish Soviet Puppet Communist government expelled most of Poland’s remaining Jews in an anti-Zionist campaign, Sendler told the authorities that she would once again shelter Jews from the authorities.


2 posted on 07/19/2013 4:24:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

Anna Paquin played her in an HBO movie about 4 years ago.


3 posted on 07/19/2013 4:26:08 PM PDT by Publius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

Agreed.

I can’t believe they gave Al Gore the Nobel Prize over Irena Sendler.


4 posted on 07/19/2013 4:27:31 PM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

She was up for a Nobel Peace Prize but they gave it Al Gore for all the lives he saved with his slide show. Bad Call on their part.


5 posted on 07/19/2013 4:28:33 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

Thanks for posting this. How amazing! A very well written article too, which is nice, always.


6 posted on 07/19/2013 4:30:38 PM PDT by jocon307
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa
"The term 'heroine' irritates me greatly. The opposite is true. I continue to have pangs of conscience that I did so little."

Just wow.

7 posted on 07/19/2013 4:33:21 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: piytar

Shades of Schindler’s “I could have done more.”


8 posted on 07/19/2013 4:34:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

I wish I could do for others even a tiny fraction of what she did.

Risking her life again and again.... this is the sort of courage that the Medal of Honor is awarded for. The Nobel peace prize is now just so much crap....awarded to monsters such as Arafat... it has no honor.


9 posted on 07/19/2013 4:34:53 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

There is a special place in Heaven for Irena Sendler, William Perl, Schindler, Jan Karski, Stefan Korbonski, and others who saved Jewish lives while working in the Hell of Nazism.

These are the people who belong in history books and deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, not Comrade Obama, Yassir Arafat, Henry Kissinger or Le Duc Tho.


10 posted on 07/19/2013 4:37:16 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

After reading this dear woman’s story, I realize how calloused I am to the suffering going on in the world, and how I am shamed into silence about my “problems” when I see what she faced and overcame.

Her character truly is modeled after her Lord Jesus. May we all be as obedient and loving as she was in her service to her Lord.


11 posted on 07/19/2013 4:37:21 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
There is a special place in Heaven for Irena Sendler, William Perl, Schindler, Jan Karski, Stefan Korbonski, and others who saved Jewish lives while working in the Hell of Nazism.

I'd throw Corrie Ten Boom in there as well.

12 posted on 07/19/2013 4:38:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

And she lost the Noble Peace prize to Algore and his inane poser point!

The reason I will Hate Algose till the day I die!


13 posted on 07/19/2013 4:38:30 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Forward the Light Brigade

Wow! What a story!! I guess the NPP is pay to play.


14 posted on 07/19/2013 4:39:54 PM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: KosmicKitty

poser = power

Though it does fit :-)


15 posted on 07/19/2013 4:41:49 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

“Sendler told the authorities that she would once again shelter Jews from the authorities.”

That is a right chick right there!


16 posted on 07/19/2013 4:48:08 PM PDT by jocon307
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Don’t forget Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved so many and died in a Soviet prison for his efforts.


17 posted on 07/19/2013 4:53:14 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

As I recall, Le Duc Tho refused the NPP.


18 posted on 07/19/2013 4:55:58 PM PDT by Romulus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

“Righteous Among the Nations”

She exemplified the title.


19 posted on 07/19/2013 4:57:07 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

Such a beautiful face in her old age. It is said we get the faces we deserve in the end - she did.


20 posted on 07/19/2013 5:25:09 PM PDT by heartwood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Romulus

Le Duc Tho refused the Nobel Prize because he knew that he was part of the aggression against South Vietnam whereas Kissinger felt that being a traitor to SVN was deserving of the award.


21 posted on 07/19/2013 5:36:13 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

Wow...what an incredibly brave woman. And they awarded the Nobel to such likes as Al Gore and Odumbass?? What a bunch of frauds and phonies that outfit is! Really? They gave the Nobel to Al Whore over this woman???????????????


22 posted on 07/19/2013 5:38:26 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

Does anyone on this board really think the Nobel prize, the Pulitzer prize etc are worth a monkeys ass?

Actually a monkey’s ass is worth a lot......to the monkey.


23 posted on 07/19/2013 6:04:00 PM PDT by panzerkamphwageneinz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: panzerkamphwageneinz

A truly wonderful Christian woman. If Islam is such a religion of peace where are the righteous (not self rightous Muslims we always see) saving Christians who are being massacred in Egypt, Syria and throughout the world?


24 posted on 07/19/2013 6:33:13 PM PDT by JMS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

RIP.


25 posted on 07/19/2013 7:27:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bobalu
The Nobel peace prize is now just so much crap
26 posted on 07/19/2013 7:29:50 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: EEGator

It shows what the Nobel “Peace Prize” has become in the last at least twenty five years. A sop to dictators, genocidal maniacs (Yassir Arafat), and snake oil salesmen (Algore, Party Secretary Barry Dunham).


27 posted on 07/19/2013 7:46:56 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

thank you, Irena Sendler, thank you


28 posted on 07/19/2013 7:54:55 PM PDT by RedHeeler
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

29 posted on 07/22/2013 11:08:27 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa
Irina Sendler was part of and eventually ran Żegota the Polish Underground unit created to help Jews. It does her a disservice to think of her work in the Schindler prism
30 posted on 07/22/2013 11:16:32 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

Great story. Thanks. I needed a reminder of the good humanity can do.


31 posted on 07/22/2013 11:59:25 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

“Post- communist Poland also finally awarded Irena its highest civilian decoration in 2003. Last year, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.”

Naturally, she didn’t get it, not being a scoundrel, a mass murderer or a poser, but a true moral giant.


32 posted on 07/22/2013 10:08:06 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson