Remember this lady – Irena Sendler!

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Helen

Look at this lady – Let us never forget!  The world hasn’t just become wicked…it’s always been wicked. The ‘Nobel’ prize doesn’t always go to the most deserving.

Irena Sendler
Died — 12 May 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ‘ulterior motive’. She KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews. 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 2,500 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 had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted. Last year, Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. President Obama won one year before becoming President for his work as a community organizer for ACORN.

In MEMORIAM – 63 YEARS LATER, I’m doing my small part by posting this message. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated! Now, more than ever, with Iran, and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST to be ‘a myth’. It’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.

Editor’s note: I have received many comments concerning this post, that Irena Sendler was Polish and not a German. I did not write the original article as shown in the second image, all I did was post it, so any mistakes were perpetrated by the initial author [izquotes.com] and whoever they got their information from. I hope that those who are commenting that a correctionn should be made, are also contacting everyone else who has gotten it wrong and asking them to make corrections as well.

My motive for posting this was to acknowledge someone who risked their life for others during a time of great evil.

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10 thoughts on “Remember this lady – Irena Sendler!

  1. How it is possible to write such lie!! How could you write that she was German!!! It’s like writing that Hitler was good.
    She was Poles !!!!! She came from nation who suffered a lot during WWII. 3 000 000 Poles were murdered during war. Please respect history. And TRUE.

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  2. I have had a look at IZQuotes and see no sign of the mistakes made in the article quoted here although it may have been corrected since being drawn upon here. However, it is interesting to see a host of quotations there from Irena Sendler which contradict this article, particularly the continued suggestion that she rescued thousands of children single-handed, not mentioning her colleagues from Zegota – “I am the only person still alive of that rescuing group but I want everyone to know that, while I was coordinating our efforts, we were about twenty to twenty five people. I did not do it alone.”
    ―Irena Sendler
    Source/Notes:
    Quoted in The Long Path to Irena Sendler – Mother of the Holocaust Children, by Joachim Wieler Social Work & Society, vol. 4 (2006)

    Read more at http://izquotes.com/author/irena-sendler

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  3. I think your statement / semi- apology claiming that this story has been priinted in this form by various other sources is rather disingenuous. I understand that it originated as a school project by some 12 year old schoolgirls who went on to mount a school play on these lines. They had the opportunity to discover their mistakes when they discovered that Irena Sendler was still alive at the time and visited her in her home in Warsaw.

    The fact that other media have perpetuated the mistakes made by a group of children is hardly justification for your failure to check the accuracy of this story and correct the mistakes made by the original authors.

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  4. Please correct the statement that Irena Sendler was German. She was Polish and worked along many other Poles who risked her life to save Jews in WWII.

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  5. Mrs Irena Sendler ( Sendlerowa ) was Polish not german. Do not change her biography to show how good germans were as it was Germans from whom she was protecting those children from.

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  6. Hi there,

    What do you mean by “being German”? I am sure you know she was a Pole! Please correct obvious mistake.
    Regards,
    Greg

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  7. Irene was not German she was Polish. Irena Sendler is not in any way a German. Irena was a Polish citizen and a roman catholic who work for the Polish underground against the Germans. She was born in Warsaw. Her Father was Stanislaw Krzyanowski a Polish physician born in Otwock, Poland. Great-grandfather participated in the January Uprising (Polish-Lithuanian fight for independence from Russia 1863-1864).
    In 1930 Irena was involved with the Polish Democratic Youth Union and the Polish Socialist Party and went to university in Warsaw.
    Irena was first marriage to Mieczys³aw Sendler and second husband Stefan Zgrzembski. Her daughter, Janka, lives in Warsaw, Poland, and her son Adam passed away in 1999.
    During the German occupation Irena worked for zegota (part of the Polish underground and the only organisation in the whole of occupied Europe to aid Jews) and the Polish Red Cross.
    Irena passed away on May 12, 2008, in Warsaw, Poland. She was 98 years old.

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  8. I received the following email about an hour ago and wanted to post it for those that are interested:

    From: mary skinner nycskinner@earthlink.net

    4:48 PM (1 hour ago)

    to me
    As someone who knew and loved Irena Sendler and who spent ten years making a documentary film about her for PBS, I have to ask you not to circulate the propaganda email you posted about her. The creators of this email are using her story to advance their own agenda about Al Gore. Irena Sendler loved Al Gore. She loved Hilary Clinton. She was a leftist if anything. Who cares?. Most of all she loved and cared about humanity as a social worker and she risked torture and death many times to save Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto. The email is full of inaccuracies. Just one, she was not a plumber, she had a Masters Degree in social work. There were dozens of other women who worked with her and several were executed for helping to save Jews. I own the rights to the picture in that email and could press charges against whoever is posting it without permission as a violation of copyright. But I would rather you just tell people to watch the film I made about her, where she herself tells her own story. Don’t keep doing this to her and her family, please.

    Love and peace,

    Mary Skinner
    Director/Producer
    2B Productions
    917-443-6458

    [editor: I posted this article because I admired the courageousness of Irena Sendler during the war and wanted others’ to know what she had done to help the Jews, but it seems as if my efforts are not appreciated, so I will remove the image of the movie as I could be sued for trying to promote others’ into watching her amazing story. I reread the post and nowhere did I see mention of Hilary Clinton. As for her having a Masters degree in social work, I will admit to not having known that, and not having known that she was a social worker during that time period when she smuggled the infants and children out of the ghetto. Please disregard the mention of her getting a job as a plumber/sewer specialist so that she could help the Jews as that is obviously incorrect information, as mentioned in the above email. I am sorry for any hurt I have caused her family by my admiration and respect for this true lady. Please forgive me for sharing what I knew of her story and trying to honor her.]

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    • The issue of whether Irena Sendler was a plumber (ludicrous in itself) or a qualified social worker quite misses the point. By claiming that she was German not Polish and furthermore acting alone in rescuing thousands of children (again ludicrous) you are denying the work of the organisation in which she worked – Zegota, part of the underground AK army – and the tens of thousands of ethnic / gentile Poles who worked to rescue Jews while under the threat of death from the occupying Germans.
      If you are unable to give an accurate story of the work of this Polish heroine I suggest that you delete this post entirely and do some research – a Wikipedia search might be a start.

      http://www.irenasendler.org/facts-about-irena/

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irena_Sendler

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