Who remembers this lady?
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
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save
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.
In MEMORIAM - 65 YEARS LATER
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 6 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.