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An Incredible Story
September 5, 2008, 10:10 pm
Filed under: Misc

My friend Adrienne just sent me an email about an amazing woman.  I wanted to post this for all of you so you can see how much 1 person can change the lives of so many.  

 

This is Irena Sendler, and this is her story.

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

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 her tool box she carried, and she also 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 and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs and 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, of course, had been gassed.

Those kids she helped were placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize….

She LOST.

Al Gore won for doing a slide show on Global Warming.

 

If you would like to check out whether emails like this are true or not, click on the link below. 
http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/sendler.asp

 

I don’t really post political messages or really even talk about politics all that often because frankly, I get very angry at where our society currently is.  I think that because this amazing woman lost the nobel peace prize to Al Gore’s global warming (I’m sorry, I mean “climate change”) video just shows that we all have a skewed view of what’s important.  Don’t get me wrong, I think that our planet needs to be taken care of and we should all do our parts to preserve what we have for years to come and we should teach our children the same.  However, this woman has my vote for the prize because of the selfless love she showed these families by saving their children.  

And I’ve spoken my peace.

Oh, and I love Sarah Palin.

Now I’m done.

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5 Comments so far
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I agree. Thanks for sharing. I believe I will post a link to your post.

Comment by Calvin

Amen, sista!!

Comment by Dianna

What an amazing woman. Our world is warped. I too love Palin!!

Comment by Misty

You rock for posting this. She was such an awesome lady and a true hero. And yes, I heart Palin, too!

Comment by Heather

Hi Meggie,
first, love your new LOGO! Great story about the lady who passed away and what a shame she didn’t receive the Nobel Peace Prize, reminds me of Corrie ten Boom.
and, I love Sarah as well and think she can hold her own…pray for her this Thurs during the debate ! Katherine

Comment by katherinerobertson




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