Irena set an example of bravery and creativity for us all with her work in getting Jewish children out of Polish ghettos BEFORE the Germans, her fellow countrymen, arrived. Please read and meditate on this post very, very carefully, all my dear followers!

Oyia Brown

Look at this lady – Let us never forget!

The world hasn’t just become wicked…it’s always been wicked. The prize doesn’t always go to the most deserving.

Irena Sendler
Died 12 May 2008 (aged 98)

During WWII, Irena, 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 (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…

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. willowdot21
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 08:21:26

    I know of this wonderful lady. There are always people like Irena , they are the unsung heroes and heroins of this world, they are out treating the ill and dying in Africa, India, helping the lost and stateless all over the world , where ever there is pain grief and need they are there selflessly and quietly helping those in need. Why do they never get recognised!?

    • granbee
      Feb 18, 2012 @ 04:26:27

      Well, wilowdot, you and I and our followers will just have to shout out about Irena more, won’t we? This is one of the purposes of my blog here and my Facebook page, and being on Twitter! Bless you for being such a supportive spirit and blogging friend!

  2. Thomas Davis
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 02:25:56

    One of my favorite poems by Ethel is about the day of liberation at Auschwitz. It was posted before we had hardly any readers on fourwindowspress. Those were terrible, terrible times. That does not mean, as you suggest, Granbee, that they have gone away. They are still with us in so many places. But there have always been people with unbelievable courage like Irena Sendler. It is good to remember them and to hope that our courage on the days of our testing is as strong and shining as their courage was on their days. Thank you for this reblog. You are such a good person, along with people like Caddo Veil or Steven Federele. You do both wordpress and the Internet proud.

    • granbee
      Feb 20, 2012 @ 22:53:54

      Thomas, thank you for this information here. I really did not mean to imply that Irena was no longer with us in spirit. Of course, she is! Thank you so much for your ongoing support and encouragement. And Caddo is simply thrilled that you mentioned her as one of the “good people” at wordpress and online! I agree: she is truly a wonderful person; and I am about to tell her so once again, right now! I do love Ethel’s poetry!

  3. Caddo Veil
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 10:14:21

    This is a terrific post, Granbee–and what an extra treat to find I’m on the “List” of good people, with y’all!

    • granbee
      Feb 20, 2012 @ 22:55:04

      Caddo, I am so pleased you checked in here to comment after Thomas had commented about what a good person you are online and at wordpress! Thank you so very much for your ongoing support of my blog and of this type of post and reblog! Love you!

  4. eof737
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 13:35:25

    So many have done so much… it’s a blessing to find them.

    • granbee
      Feb 20, 2012 @ 22:55:57

      Yes, eof737, it blesses us all to read about the lives of such bright lights in our universe! So pleased you enjoyed this reblog here!

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