Thursday, September 18, 2008

Irena Sendlerowa

If you don't know her you should. She's a Polish Social Worker who is responsible for saving the lives of 2,500 Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Poland. She risked her life to save these children.

It's an amazing story of courage. She and her friends smuggled the children out in boxes, suitcases sacks and coffins and took them to convents orphanages and homes and given non Jewish aliases. She kept all of their real names in a jar buried in her friend's garden with the hope of some day reuniting the children with their families. It was told she even taught a dog to bark incessantly while she was questioned by guards as not to let them hear the children crying and be discovered.

In 1943 she was captured and tortured but never told the location of the buried jars. During one brutal attack her captures broke her feet and legs but her friends bribed a guard and she then and she was able to escape where went into hiding, but she continued her efforts. She did help several adults escape one of which she later married. In all she is estimated to have saved the lives of 3,000 Jews.

Once the war ended she retrieved the jars only to learn most of the children had no family left alive. Many of the children were adopted by Polish families while others were sent to Israel.

In 1999 the world learned of this wonderful human being when students from rural Kansas decided to make the world aware of what she did for humanity. They wrote a play entitled Life in a Jar. The students even visited Irena in Warsaw, Poland. To see the show click here.

The students gathered over 200 letters of support from around the world for Irena's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Irena's nomination resulted in world wide attention to her story.

In a strange and unexpected twist of events, the Peace Prize was given to Al Gore and his slide presentation on the highly controversial global warming theory and not to the great humanitarian Irena.

I don't know if I'm more appalled as a Jew or a human being that our priorities are so out of whack. This suggest the global warming swindle is much deeper and far reaching than we could imagine. That a woman who clearly is the epitome of a Peace Prize recipient loses to junk science.

The agenda of the climate alarmist needed some legitimacy so they stole this prize from a deserving recipient. I cannot fathom in my wildest dreams how this could have happened and why people aren't calling Nobel out for its obvious despicable political maneuver. The honor of Nobel is no more. It's a joke. If you are inclined to let them know this, please by all means.

For your review a few documentaries on the global warming swindle

And on Irena

Irena died in May of this Year

1 comment:

schnitzka said...

Thanks for your tribute to Irena. I googled her today & didn't find your site. Now I have & really appreciate the photos & film. Anna Paquin actually does look a bit like Irena! Good casting.

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