COURAGE: Irena Sendler 1910-2008 A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. @Linda Greenhalgh 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. The soldiers wanted nothing to…

COURAGE: Irena Sendler 1910-2008 A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. @Linda Greenhalgh 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. The soldiers wanted nothing to…

Manya Kornblit, WWII Holocaust, Survivor of 5 concentration camps including Auschwitz while 9 of her family members died.

Manya Kornblit, WWII Holocaust, Survivor of 5 concentration camps including Auschwitz while 9 of her family members died.

Jonas Salk was not just the inventor of the polio vaccine. He was a great humanitarian.

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Jonas Salk was not just the inventor of the polio vaccine. He was a great humanitarian.

Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore, who won for his presentation on global warming...but she is a HERO!

Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore, who won for his presentation on global warming...but she is a HERO!

For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system. Her radical activism challenged the racist and sexist sentiment in a time when it was assumed that women were biologically determined to stay at home barefoot and pregnant.   The Chicago police labeled her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.”  #AmericanGovernment

For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system. Her radical activism challenged the racist and sexist sentiment in a time when it was assumed that women were biologically determined to stay at home barefoot and pregnant. The Chicago police labeled her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.” #AmericanGovernment

When you could sit right down and mail yourself a baby.: Publicity shot of “baby mail" from 1914.

When It Was Legal in the United States to Mail Babies

When you could sit right down and mail yourself a baby.: Publicity shot of “baby mail" from 1914.

7 life lessons from a Holocaust survivor : At age 108, Alice Herz-Sommers world's oldest survivor of Holocaust.  She is a pianist. Music is her kind of prayer at concentration camp. She survived still with faith in humanity. 1. Hatred only begets hatred 2. Love your work, no matter the situation 3. Perseverance 4. In routine there is hope 5. If you have something spiritual, you don't need as much food 6. Complaining does not help. It makes everyone feel bad. 7. Faith is stronger than fear.

My Take: 7 life lessons from a Holocaust survivor

7 life lessons from a Holocaust survivor : At age 108, Alice Herz-Sommers world's oldest survivor of Holocaust. She is a pianist. Music is her kind of prayer at concentration camp. She survived still with faith in humanity. 1. Hatred only begets hatred 2. Love your work, no matter the situation 3. Perseverance 4. In routine there is hope 5. If you have something spiritual, you don't need as much food 6. Complaining does not help. It makes everyone feel bad. 7. Faith is stronger than fear.

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Jack & Ina Polak exchanged love letters in a nazi concentration camp.. They've been together 60 years.

Love at First Sight, Transcending Nazi Internment

Jack & Ina Polak exchanged love letters in a nazi concentration camp.. They've been together 60 years.

Irena Sendler. Polish social worker who saved 2500 Jewish children in Warsaw and was tortured by the Gestapo.

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler: A WWII Hero's Story

Irena Sendler. Polish social worker who saved 2500 Jewish children in Warsaw and was tortured by the Gestapo.

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