Irena Sendler 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 any children and infants' noise.

During her time doing this, she managed to

smuggle out and save 2500 children and infants.

Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazis

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 families.

Most parents 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.

Later another politician, Barack Obama,won


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