Skip to comments.The Remarkable Story Of Irena Sendler…How She Didn’t Win A Nobel Prize Is Beyond Me
Posted on 01/19/2014 4:19:09 PM PST by BulletBobCo
During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.
Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.
Irena kept 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 of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazis broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was NOT selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.
Please share this to honor the sacrifice and courage of this fine human being who gave so much and saved so many.
Your answer; Polish and Jewish.
You see on even on this board bigoted remarks.
It’s because she wasn’t a terrorist or a pseudo scientist.
Think about the courage that took. Simply awesome
There’s another story about Irena Sendler that few know about:
Her life in Communist Poland was not a happy one. In 1949, she was brutally interrogated by the then Communist security service (UB) for allegedly hiding members of Polish underground organization (AK, Home Army). She lost her baby after that. Before, she managed to hand over her jar archive with 2,500 names of the Jewish children her team had saved through Adolf Bermann, the chairman of the Central Committee of Jews in Poland. Under German occupation, Zegota included Jewish organizations, represented by Adolf Bermann and Leon Feiner. The Council for Aid to Jews Zegota was the only underground organization that was run jointly by Jews and Polish gentiles, representing a variety of political movements. They helped at least 4,000 Polish Jews, mainly in Warsaw, and both the Polish and the Jewish underground was able to reach with aid to some 8,500 of the 28,000 Jews hiding in Warsaw, and to about 1,000 trying to survive elsewhere in Poland.
After the war, Irena Sendler continued her work as social welfare official and director of vocational schools, but she and her family couldnt avoid harassment from the then Communist authorities. She never spoke in public about her wartime heroic deeds, having chosen a private life, dedicated to her family and friends. The memories of the past haunted her. As Mrs. Sendler recalled later, she and her co-workers visiting the Warsaw ghetto saw starving children, abandoned corpses and Nazi SS officers using skulls for target practice I saw all this and a million other things that a human eye should never have to see she later said, and it has stayed with me for every second of every day that God granted me to live.
The Polish Communist authorities were not interested to reward her for the help rendered to Jewish children during the war. But the Jews did not forget. In 1965, Irena Sendler became one of the first Righteous Gentiles honored by the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem for wartime heroics. Polish authorities did not allow her to go to Israel to be praised there. Only in 1983, she could collect the award (a medal Righteous among the Nations), confirmed by the Knesset. In 1991, she became an honorary citizen of Israel.
Earlier, in 1968, when the Communist authorities cracked down on Polish Jews, calling them Zionists and expelling some 20,000 from Poland, Mrs. Sendler announced she was ready to hide Jews again. For her statement, the authorities expelled her children from the Warsaw University.
ALGORE won over this fine lady!!
God will see that her reward is everlasting.
What was the question, I couldn't find it..........
C'mon. It's not every day you see a Crazed Sex Poodle.
Because the Nobel peace prize is meaningless. There is no other explanation.
Why would cryto-nazis award an anti-nazi with the Nobel Prize? What fellowship hath light with dark?
Oops. Should read ‘crypto-nazi.’
Through the increasing debasement in its awarding, that is true.
Irena Sendler being passed over for Al Gore is morally mind-boggling. That he did not feel the injustice enough to speak up says much about him.
So much for divinity school at Vanderbilt.
Irena Sendler was a Roman Catholic.
Once the Price committee started awarding the prize to pond scum, it lost its meaning.
Thanks for posting this. I never heard of her.
I had never heard of this courageous woman. Thank you for posting.
ROTFL! Great explanation of how the Nobel prize is a farce for commie libs.
Al Gore no doubt thought he deserved it more than she did.