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Remember this lady

Irena Sendler

Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98)

Warsaw, Poland

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 Nazi’s 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.

Later another politician,
Barack Obama, won for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” What that gobbledygook means is anybody’s guess.

I’m doing my small part by forwarding this message.
I hope you’ll consider doing the same.
It is now more than 65 years since the Second World War in Europe ended.
This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain,
In memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests
Who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated!
Now, more than ever, with Iran , and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST to be ‘a myth’, It’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets,
Because there are others who would like to do it again.

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5 Responses

  1. Zelong says:

    Hi Mate all respect to you.
    My reply became a large story of why War should not be driven into later generations, not forgotten but let go.

    What are the Israelis doing right now there at War continually their not the poor mistreated soles victimized their in a Century old religion War that is passed down through the generations! They are spreading the bad seed to their children while throwing this poor children story’s there’s no end to them
    we are Not at War but they will bring the west into one continually bunching above their belt the US Government have recently stated if any country touchs them they will support Israel Personally I have developed a I don’t give a shit about them, What have they learned? How to be a manipulating trouble maker

    So this is Just Another Jew story with all the trimmings and strings too, Children a real throat choker. Talk against this and your a uneducated red neck hill billy racist pig. Not just by a few nut jobs who tell us every culture are peaceful innocents being vilified by racists, attacked daily because of their breeding.
    We can move on now Hitler is dead has to be by now anyway.

    We all know about this but we have to be told over again. It seems there was Big money Bankers who Bank rolled this War that took out a large number of people. We here in Australia didn’t have friends we should of grown up with becuse of the Men that were kill not in the millions still a big blow to a new country we Aussies Don’t have war story’s like “Irena Sendler” because of a code of War that is lost in the new generations.

    No one sets out to be a Hero or are a Hero to them selves but the people who write of these events establish the Noble act of Humanity to others with total disregard to them selves.
    Chaos of War brings out the best of the weak who stand up while the strong wither in hope that Humanity creeps back into the survivors. Write or talk of an event gives the them pride while the Hero sees only the Horrors and Anger of being labeled “The Hero” no you have it wrong you don’t understand it wasn’t like that but yes it is from the victims view point. Fear breeds strength.

    War is rarely spoken of by the participants and looked down upon if spoken as selfish cowards probaly was not even there and hear sayers only. There’s more untold Hero’s than known ones. It’s the later generations who can openly speak of it where there is no pain and one sided, with bias. Gallipoli a tragic mistake and a long slow slaughter yet its remembered by youth of Australia with pride (where both sides would rather it be Forgotten, not to speak of I believe.)

    My Grandfather stopped me believing I had to revenge Him if he had not stopped my misguided hatred it would of moved through the generations

    (had difficulties sorting this post out in this window hope it makes sense so I’m leting it go )

    • twawki says:

      I hear you & there are those who will hijack others valiant efforts to push their own cause. My post was about someone who put her life at risk to save others. I posted it for that, not because of her nationality, religion or in any way wanted to glorify war and all it’s atrocities

  2. Zelong says:

    (Below is the Humanity of enermy which I mist trying to post)

    Very small window

    No one sets out to be a Hero.
    I carry this respect for my Grandfather who never spoke about the War or of being a POW in Changi for two years to anyone but I at 8yrs old, when I repeated it I was looked at as a disrespectful “Story teller” by my whole family and disciplined for speaking nonsense and to never speak of it. I always sat down on the ground with him outside while he sat on his chair at His place when he was quite his silence was painful to me we sat for long periods, hours in silence I watched what He did it was birds lizards,plants the sky, Nature He appreachated it all with passion I could feel it to it was So Peacefull I told Him one Day, I hated the Japs and when I was older I will Kill some Japaness for You Pa! He looked at me and Cried(scary to me as Men don’t cry but Pa?). He said “No, You Don’t Understand” “Their Not all Bad Son” he slowly explained to me that a Jap Soldier Saved His Life by sneaking him out of the work march every morning for two weeks and hid him in a cave, juring the day he(Jap soldier) would sneak back with desent food to help heal and tend to his ankle. Pa had a badly damaged (broken) his ankle and he would be shot when spotted by the guards, soldiers it was only a matter of time that day before Pa would be shot.
    My Grandfather stop me believing I had to revenge Him if he had not stopped my misguided hatred it would of moved through the generations

    • twawki says:

      Your story is a wonderful one and I agree with you wholeheartedly. It is about the individual and their simple, sacrificial acts of kindness to another regardless of race or religion. But i believe there are times wars a necessary evil? And again often caused by the corrupt in power. The first rule of war is the rulers of nations should be at the front of battle. Would make them think first before sacrificing other people’s lives.

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