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O the Shame! the Shame! by The Elephant's Child
July 25, 2010, 3:22 pm
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Much ado is made over Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. A highly coveted and ostensibly prestigious award;  we are supposed to be deeply impressed by the winners. But should we really be? Just how much is a Nobel Peace Prize worth?

Consider this…

A Lady Named Irena Sendler
By John Coleman

Recently 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.

Being German, she KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews. 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 children).

She also had a dog in the back of the truck 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, but the barking covered the children/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children/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 children she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the families. Most, of course, had been gassed.

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

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


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

I’d say they aren’t worth spit.

ADDENDUM: This is a post from January, 2009.  We thought it was an important story then, and still believe that it is. Now comes news that Vandals have desecrated the grave of this Polish woman who saved around 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto and certain death during World War II.  The words “Jews Out” were sprayed on her grave.

Irena Sendler, a Catholic, organized the smuggling of children out of the Ghetto to Catholic institutions and convents, in boxes, suitcases and trolleys under the pretext of conducting inspections of sanitary conditions during a typhoid outbreak.

The Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Israel has recognized Irena Sendler as one of the Righteous Among the Nations, a special honour awarded to those who did the most to help Jews escape the horrors of Nazi Germany.

Sendler died in May 2008  at the age of 98.

That anti-Semitism should once again be on the rise in Europe, especially in Warsaw with that city’s troubled history, should shame the Polish nation, and all of Europe.

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