Irena Sendler vs. Al Gore

During WWII, Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Social Welfare Department workewr in charge with controling tuberculosis in the area.
She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews (being German.) Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she 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 of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, 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 got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2008 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize ... She was not selected.
* Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.


  1. Crunchy Momma says

    WOW! That is amazing! Irena is what the Nobel Peace Prize is truly about. It is a true blessing that people like her risk their lives in order to help others. I hope that if ever faced with the same circumstances that I could be one billionth of the woman that she chose to be. God bless her!

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