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  • The 'female Schindler' who saved 2,500 Jewish children but died wishing she'd rescued more

    08/10/2017 2:59:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 22 May 2008 | Richard Pendlebury
    She smuggled out the children in suitcases, ambulances, coffins, sewer pipes, rucksacks and, on one occasion, even a tool box. Those old enough to ask knew their saviour only by her codename "Jolanta". But she kept hidden a meticulous record of all their real names and new identities - created to protect the Jewish youngsters from the pursuing Nazis - so they might later be re-united with their families. By any measure, Irena Sendler was one of the most remarkable and noble figures to have emerged from the horrors of World War II. But, until recently, her extraordinary compassion and...
  • Who Did Obama Compete With For His Nobel Prize?

    02/19/2014 6:36:15 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 21 replies
    2/19/2014 | MosesKnows
    Who Did Obama Compete With For His Nobel Prize? The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 was awarded jointly to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change". I recently read an article about the death of 98-year-old Irena Sendler, someone I had never heard of. The article alleged that Irena Sendler lost the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore. Irena Sendler, a candidate for the 2007 Nobel...
  • Greenfield: The Polish Woman Who Saved 3000 Jews

    07/05/2013 11:08:39 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, July 05, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, July 05, 2013 The Polish Woman Who Saved 3000 Jews Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The recent 70th commemoration of the Warsaw ghetto uprising focused renewed attention on the destruction of Polish Jewry during WWII and the people who lived through those days. As always, the question remains -- could more Poles have defied the Nazis and helped the Jews? This, and other questions, will forever remain within the realm of the unknown, but the examples of those non-Jewish Polish citizens who did take action provide history with some food for thought. One such Polish...
  • Modesty is the M.O. for Polish heroine Irena Sendler ( lost Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore )

    04/22/2011 5:55:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 6+ views
    San Francisco Jewish Community Publications ^ | April 21, 2011 | michael fox
    Irena Sendler was a 29-year-old social worker when the Nazis walled the Jewish quarter of her beloved Warsaw. The occupiers ruthlessly exacerbated the suffering in the ghetto by forbidding Poles from helping Jews. Sendler originally smuggled food and medicine into the ghetto, but changed tactics once she saw that the Nazis’ aim wasn’t humiliation but annihilation. “Very quickly we realized that the only way to save the children was to get them out,” she recalled. Sendler and her cohorts began smuggling Jewish babies and adolescents from the ghetto with their parents’ blessing. The women acclimated the kids to non-Jewish homes...
  • Holocaust heroine's grave desecrated (Words 'Jews out' sprayed on tomb of Irena Sendler)

    07/22/2010 10:31:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies · 1+ views
    YNet News ^ | 07/22/2010
    An anti-Semitic inscription was engraved on the grave of Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, public Polish television TVP announced Wednesday. According to television images, the words "Jews out" were sprayed on the grave in a Warsaw cemetery. A spokesman for the police said an investigation had been launched to try to identify the perpetrator. Sendler died in May 2008 at the age of 98. Before World War II, she helped poor Jewish families in Warsaw, where she worked as a social worker. In autumn 1940, she took considerable risks to bring...
  • The Holocaust Remembered in California

    12/11/2009 9:24:21 AM PST · by jazminerose · 9 replies · 456+ views ^ | 12/11/2009 | Joy Tiz
    “Earl Greif was sent to a starvation camp in Poland during World War II with his parents, his brother, Lou, and his baby sister. In April of 1943, the Nazi Gestapo began clearing out the camp, preparing to move on. They shot his sister and parents in a ditch along with hundreds of other prisoners. Sixteen year-old Earl and ten year-old Lou crawled unnoticed into an oven, and hid through the day and night. They crawled out when things were quiet and escaped into the surrounding forest, where they lived for the next four months, surviving on berries, mushrooms and...
  • Irena Sendler passed over for '07 Nobel Peace Prize for algore (MUST read-true heroine)

    10/12/2009 5:06:00 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 1,566+ views
    The Holocaust - the systematic annihilation of six million Jews - is a history of enduring horror and sorrow. The charred skeletons, the diabolic experiments, the death camps, the mass graves, the smoke from the chimneys ... In 1933 nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be occupied by Germany during the war. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed by the Nazis. 1.5 million children were murdered. This figure includes more than 1.2 million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Gypsy children and thousands of handicapped children. Yet there...
  • International Dead Pedophile Day Exalted: Authentic Angels Snubbed

    07/07/2009 9:03:50 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 14 replies · 552+ views ^ | 07/06/2009 | Joy Tiz
    Irena Sendler, Saved Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto On Tuesday, America will reach its apex of asininity. In a city populated by irrationally overpaid narcissists and sundry mental patients, the Michael Jackson memorial bacchanal will be a fulsome testimonial to the complete decomposition of civilization. The drug addicted pedophile’s funeral service promises to be grander in scale and scope than any in history. The insolvent city of Los Angeles has no realistic expectation of recouping the elephantine expenses incurred controlling traffic and governing an unhinged assemblage. No accounting yet from business owners whose employees will be missing work due...
  • Polish-Israeli project in tribute to Polish wartime heroine Irena Sendler

    01/12/2009 11:18:17 AM PST · by lizol · 6 replies · 388+ views ^ | 12.01.2009
    Polish-Israeli project in tribute to Polish wartime heroine Irena Sendler 12.01.2009 Youth and officials from Poland and Israel have gathered in Warsaw for a presentation of a project to honour the memory of the unsung heroine of World War II Irena Sendler. The presentation of a Polish-Israeli project commemorating Polish World War II heroine Irena Sendler, was held in Warsaw’s Presidential Palace on Friday. Poland’s First Lady Maria Kaczyńska recognised the author of the initiative Orit Fogel-Shafran, director Israel’s Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra for her dedication to promoting dialogue between the two cultures by awarding her the Order of Merit, one...
  • Is This The Face of God? (Woman Who Lost Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore)

    09/01/2008 2:07:12 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies · 427+ views ^ | May, 2008 | Glenn Beck
    Video clip. The moving story of a woman who TRULY accomplished something...and then lost the Nobel Peace Price to that bogus windbag, Al Gore. Grrrrr! (But, you will be uplifted by her story!)
  • Barack Obama proposes Irena Sendler resolution

    08/01/2008 2:41:44 PM PDT · by lizol · 24 replies · 98+ views ^ | 31.07.2008
    Barack Obama proposes Irena Sendler resolution Created: 31.07.2008 10:22 The Democratic candidate for US President, Senator Barack Obama has proposed a resolution honouring the life and legacy of Irena Sendler, the saviour of thousands of Jewish children in Poland during WW II. When submitting his resolution to the US Senate, Wednesday, the presidential candidate said that Irena Sendler, who passed away on May 12, risked her life repeatedly to rescue more than 2,500 Jewish children living in the Warsaw ghetto in Poland who faced extermination by the Nazis. Obama stressed before the US Senate that the courageous Pole personified human...
  • I hope Al Gore is hanging his head

    05/16/2008 10:12:46 PM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 42 replies · 350+ views
    Telegraph of London ^ | 5-13-2008 | Daniel Hannan
    I am ashamed to admit that I had never heard of Irena Sendler, whose obituary appeared in this morning’s paper. Hers is an awesomely humbling story, even by the standards of her heroic generation. A Polish Catholic, she spirited some 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto, displaying casual and extraordinary courage. She kept a list of the children she had saved, hoping one day to reunite them with their parents – although, in the event, almost all lost their families in Treblinka. In 1943, she was arrested by the Gestapo and tortured. Her legs and feet were broken,...
  • FRIDAY'S GREGALOGUE: IRENA SENDLER (Who should have won the Nobel Peace Prize)

    10/12/2007 1:58:36 PM PDT · by Republican Red · 16 replies · 1,511+ views
    FRIDAY'S GREGALOGUE: IRENA SENDLER The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this morning, and I'd like to congratulate Irena Sendler. Sendler was a former history teacher who rescued 2,500 children during the Holocaust and was a top contender for the wondrous prize. Back during the early 1940's, Sendler was a Catholic social worker who had gone into the Warsaw ghetto to rescue Jewish kids who were destined either to starve there, or die in death camps. She would sneak the kids past Nazi guards, sometimes hiding them in body bags, or would provide them with false documents - inevitably getting them...
  • Sendler, savior of Warsaw Ghetto children, dies

    05/12/2008 2:09:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 149+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/12/08 | Gabriela Baczynska
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who saved thousands of Jewish children during World War Two by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, died in the Polish capital on Monday after a long illness, local media said. Israel's Holocaust remembrance authority, Yad Vashem, said in a statement that it mourned her death. The web portal of Poland's leading daily, Gazeta Wyborcza, said Sendler, 98, died in Plocka Street hospital early on Monday. The hospital declined to comment on the report. Yad Vashem chairman Avner Shalev said: "Irena Sendler's courageous activities rescuing Jews during the Holocaust serve as...
  • Woman who saved kids from Holocaust dies (Irena Sendler)

    05/12/2008 9:44:27 AM PDT · by dfwgator · 63 replies · 284+ views
    msnbc ^ | 5/12/2008 | Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland - Irena Sendler, a Polish social worker who helped save some 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto and giving them false identities, has died. She was 98.
  • Polish Holocaust heroine in Hollywood movie

    04/09/2007 10:38:10 AM PDT · by lizol · 8 replies · 603+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | Mon Apr 9, 2007 | Borys Kit
    Polish Holocaust heroine in Hollywood movie By Borys Kit Mon Apr 9, 12:00 AM ET LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A Polish World War Two heroine whose efforts to save about 2,500 Jewish children were largely covered up after the war, will finally have her story brought to the screen. Irena Sendler was a Polish social worker who smuggled children out of the Warsaw ghetto. She kept track of them, as well as their original and new identities, with names hidden in jars. She was arrested in 1943 by the Gestapo, tortured and sentenced to death but was saved on...
  • Poland honours woman who saved Jewish children

    03/15/2007 12:29:14 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 22 replies · 585+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Thursday, March 15, 2007 | Harry De Quetteville
    Poland honours woman who saved Jewish childrenDeclared national heroine Harry De Quetteville, National Post Published: Thursday, March 15, 2007 POZNAN, Poland - For most Jewish children imprisoned behind the walls of the Warsaw ghetto, the only exit led to concentration camps and the gas chambers. However, thousands did find salvation in the form of Irena Sendler, who smuggled them out in workmen's bags or through the sewers, before taking them to safety and hiding them with friendly families around the city. Yesterday Ms. Sendler, now 97, was honoured as a national heroine by the Polish parliament for saving 2,500...
  • Polish righteous gentile nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    01/16/2007 11:20:10 AM PST · by lizol · 12 replies · 554+ views
    European Jewish Press ^ | 14/Jan/2007 | Mike Urbaniak
    Polish righteous gentile nominated for Nobel Peace Prize By Mike Urbaniak Updated: 14/Jan/2007 15:21 WARSAW (EJP)--- A 96-year old Polish woman who saved more than 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust, has been announced as an official candidate to the Nobel Peace Prize. Irena Sendler was born in 1910 in the Warsaw suburb of Otwock. Just after the outbreak of WWII she began helping the Jews from the Warsaw ghetto. In 1942 a she became a head of the Children Department of the Council to Aid the Jews established by the Polish Underground Authorities. As an...
  • Irena Sendler for Nobel Peace Prize - support this candidacy! ("Polish Schindler")

    01/16/2007 11:35:24 AM PST · by lizol · 6 replies · 501+ views
    Irena Sendler for Nobel Peace Prize - support this candidacy! Irena Sendler, born in 1910, during the World War II was involved in helping the Jews. First, disguised as nurse, she provided medicines, food and money to the people living in the Warsaw Ghetto. Later on she was charge of the Children's Division of Zegota (a Polish underground group to assist Jewish people). Irena Sendler used her papers as a Polish social worker and papers from one of the workers of the Contagious Disease Department (who was a member of the underground Zegota) to enter the Warsaw Ghetto. In the...
  • Polish righteous Gentile woman recommended for Nobel Prize

    10/09/2006 3:05:02 PM PDT · by lizol · 21 replies · 1,184+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Mon., October 09, 2006 | Amiram Barkat
    Polish righteous Gentile woman recommended for Nobel Prize By Amiram Barkat Holocaust survivor groups here have joined the recommendation of the Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, to award the Nobel Peace Prize to 96-year-old Irena Sandlar. Sandler, who was a member of the Polish underground group Zegota that was dedicated to saving Jews, was recognized by the Yad Vashem Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority in 1965 for smuggling numerous Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto. The children received false papers and were either adopted by Christian families or sent to convents. Sandler, however, recorded the real names of 2,500 children...