Friday, February 19, 2010
What the words say to the right: " In this Feb. 21, 2008, file photo, Holocaust hero Irena Sendler is seen in her home in Warsaw, Poland. Poland's lawmakers have unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday Feb. 19, 2010, marking the 100th birthday of Irena Sendler who is credited with saving some 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust. Parliament says Sendler dedicated her whole life to children and was 'good, modest and concentrated only on helping others.' When Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II Sendler worked as a social worker and organized an effort to smuggle out Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. The children were given new identities and placed with Polish families and in convents. For her efforts Sendler was made an honorary citizen of Israel and held the title of 'Righteous among the nations.' She died in 2008."
Courtesy of the AP News. Irena Sendler spent WWII in Poland, smuggling Jewish infants, toddlers and children out and placing them with families who raised them. She listed those she saved in jars buried in her yard.
The really sad part about this story is almost never told by the media: Irena Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 2007. That year, Al Gore won.