There was recently a death of a 98 year old woman named Irena Sendler.
During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive...
Being German she KNEW what the Nazi's plan were for the Jews. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she carried in the back of her truck, a burlap sack for the larger children. 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 and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children and infants.
Left: Irena and her daughter Janka, c.1950
She was caught, the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.
She 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 who may have survived, and reunited the family.
Most of course had been sent to the gas chambers.
Those children she helped, were placed into foster family homes, or adopted.
Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize*...
Her story and a web site dedicated to her are here.
...Eternal rest give unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her . May she rest in peace...
This article was posted on the Yahoo group Post Conciliar Catholicism, by Robert Banaugh.
the original may be read here... Thanks and a tip of the beret to Robert for posting this.
Note: *per Norman Conard, She didn't meet the criteria (accomplishments during the past two years) for the Nobel. The winner was Al Gore, for a slide show on Global Warming.
Director Norman Conard,
Lowell Milken Center
4 South Main
Fort Scott, KS 66701