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  • Sarah Sly

    People like this remind me there is good in the world :) Irena Sendler 1910-2008. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. 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.

  • Veronika Marchina

    Irena Sendler…During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the WarsawGhetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.She had an ‘ulterior motive’ …she smuggled infants from the ghetto,because she knew the nazi's plans..during the time of doing this,she save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught,and the nazi's broke both her legs,arms and beat her severely.but she survived..to tried to locate any parents and reunited the family,most had been gassed....those kids got adopted.

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10 WWII Heroes: Irena Sendler 3/10 | Le Chaim (on the right) A young Catholic social worker, who was not even five feet tall, was not daunted. She was on a mission. Many lives depended on the success of this mission, and she risked execution and torture. She would quickly stroll into the Warsaw ghetto, take a Jewish baby out, hide her in a tool box, face the Nazi guards and pretend nothing was wrong, and give the baby to a loving Polish-Catholic family. She would do this 2,500 times.

Irena Sendler. I think she may be my new hero. Must read.

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Irena Sendler (Sendlerowa). She was the inspiration and the prime mover for the whole network that saved those 2,500 Jewish children

Incredible story of Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who smuggled and saved thousands of Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Warsaw in WWII.

Litzmannstadt ghetto in Poland (1941)

Today is 27 January 2014, The International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Not to be confused with Yom Hashoah. Today, I remember Irena Sendler and all the children she saved.

  • Helen

    I agree! I slideshow vs. saving over two thousand kids. Irina saved so many kids in such dangerous conditions, and she did so many things to help humans!

  • Hannah H

    That is so stupid that she didnt get the noble peace prize instead of that al gore dude geez!

  • Michelle Mendoza

    this woman is a true inspiration

  • Elizabeth Dorsett

    Such incredible sacrifice. Inspirational

  • Hugh Simon

    This diminishes the sacrifice of Irena Sandler. Alfred Nobel's will says the prize is for the person or organization who in the last two years has done the most to keep the world away from war. It was won in 2007 by the IPCC and Gore for alerting the world to the threat of climate change. Sandler received many humanitarian awards but wasn't eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a true hero. Why diminish it?

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10-year old Chinese soldier (1944), so young...

Nobody's going to call me a softie!

WWII homefront ~ off to work!

The last irony: This German was KIA in front of Soldatenheim (House of Soldiers) in Rostow on Don; the building still carries the Nazi eagle on the facade, Feb 1943.