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Meet Irena Sender ()
She was a 98 ) Polish woman at her time of
death. During World War II, Irena worked in the
Warsaw Ghetto as a specialist. She
dedicated herself to smuggle Jewish children out.
Infants were carried in the bottom of the tool box she
used and older children in a burlap sack she had 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 do
with the dog and the barking covered the kids‘ and infants‘ noises. Irena
managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children during this time
She eventually was caught and the Nazis broke both her legs, ante and
beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she
smuggled out and in a glassier buried under a tree in her backyard After
the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have surveyed and
reunited some the families but most had been killed. She then helped
those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted.
In EDT, Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.
Al Gore won for presenting a slide show on Global Warming.