Tuesday, March 30, 2010

(I received this in an email today and thought it was well worth posting)

On May 8,2008, a 98 year-old lady named Irena Sendler died. 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 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 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. 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 back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.



Deborah said...

Oh how lovely! What else is lovely...your new header!!! You are just so clever. **blows kisses** Deb

chateau de fleurs said...

Thankyou for posting such a brave and wonderful story, I can only imagine her rewards in heaven. Christie

Cori G. said...

Hi Christie,
Thanks for you comment. She must have been a very brave lady indeed.
xoxo cori

Simply Heart And Home said...

WOW! That woman is truly an angel.

Diva Kreszl said...

what an incredible story of bravery and an expression of God's love. thank you for sharing this amazing story with us!

grey like snuffie said...

I can't even imagine living through all of that...amazing.

Joanne Kennedy said...

When I first saw the picture and before I read the post I thought to myself that she looks like a wonderful and kind lady. Boy was I ever right.

She is also a hero. I'm sure she is in heaven now.


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Yes she was a BRAVE and DEAR SOUL...do so much for the Jewish children..there is alot more to this story I understand.

She was up against AL GORE for the Nobel Peace Prize...BUT AL GORE WON....can you even imagine how he got that award ...up against THIS ladys accomplishment for peace. ?

Lisa said...

Awesome!! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Cori G. said...

Hi Rose,
I had heard this story about a year ago and was horrified when I read that she and Al Gore were both up for the nobel peace prize. I agree with you whole heartedly!!!!!!

Hi Joanne! Did ypu ever figure out how to make paper roses?

xoxo cori

Mermaid Queen said...

What an amazing woman, and to risk her own life for others, now that's love. Take care, Martha

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this moving story. Yes, you can see she was an extraordinary sweet and brave woman from her lovely face. May she rest in peace now.

Beverly said...

Cori, I am so glad you shared this. It renews faith in the goodness of our fellow man.

What an amazing lady. I know she must have a special place with God.

Robin said...

As part of my language arts curriculum, I teach about the holocaust. There are approximately 1700 people between the ages of 13 and 25 who are equally appalled that this woman was not honored with the recognition she so richly deserved.

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Absolutley amazing isn't it? Stories like that just stay in my heart for life. Thank you for sharing it. I can't get her toolbox out of my mind- with a hidden baby.... Goodness.... xoxox

Duchess of Tea said...

Thank you darling for posting this story. She was a bravem, kind and loving sould, may she rest in peace.

Darling sorry I have been a bit absent lately! I am finally getting to catch up, I needed some me time to relax and to get rid of my never-ending migraines.
Darling popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

Love & Hugs

fairmaiden said...

Amazing. I am so inspired. What a kind face she has.