An Incredible Woman!!!

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  1. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    Irena Sendler

    There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. 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.


    Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize ... She was not selected.:angry:


    Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming. Shouldn't he have given it to her?!:confused2:

    Heck of a woman. This is true on Snopes.com; too bad she didn’t win. Hats off to her for doing an amazing, wonderful, brave thing to help others…especially during that time: http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/sendler.asp
     
  2. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Good post. Thanks for the history lesson.
     

  3. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    That IS pretty amazing and brave to say the least. Cant really say what Gore was thinking or if he even knew what the other candidates for the prize had done?
     
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    bnewsom71 New Member

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    Great point! That would be very interesting to find out for sure!!!
     
  5. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    And BTW, This is a picture of her.
     

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  6. river1214rat

    river1214rat New Member

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    Brian, you are an awesome young man for letting this story of a very couragious woman touch you the way this has. Thank you for sharing ....

    Linda
     
  7. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    Thank you for the kind words Linda! It just gets the boxers all bunched up when I hear about something that is about as heroic as you can get get washed out by a stinkin' politician doing an "essay" on something.:angry:
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing a story of one Awesome lady. God will give her a special reward for postive treatment of his people.
     
  9. porboy

    porboy New Member

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    Hey, a good post and one great lady and does Gore really think?
     
  10. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Great story. What a wonderful woman to put those kids above herself.

    As far as Al getting the Nobel Peace Prize, politics as usual:confused2::angry:
     
  11. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    the nobel peace prize is meanigless now,it is more of a european liberal political statement than anything else. Al Gore in no way should have won that award over the accomplishments of this woman.
     
  12. bownero

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    Thanks for the post Brian! This is a great piece of history. The courage Irena had for saving the children definently deserves the Nobel Prize!! She has my vote for sure!!:0a27::worship:
     
  13. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

    National Socialist German Workers' Party, did allot of damage and so did the Marxist. So please keep them out of our goverment.

    http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-communist-mentor/

    http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/2008/02/obama_workers_c.html

    And just what do you think this means plz? "Obama visited Ayers' home as a rite of passage when launching his political career in the mid-1990s. "

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/02/obamas_weatherman_connection.html

    Rrrrrr
     
  14. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Brian thanks for a great story of an amazing woman. I wonder how much Al Gore had to pay for the Nobel Prize. He is one man that should not have won it.

    Tom
     
  15. River Hobo

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    What do you mean he should not have won? Do you know how hard it is to put together a slide show? :confused2: :smile2: :smile2: :smile2:

    Besides, didn't he invent the internet too? :wink:
     
  16. Mi11er

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2: