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Remembering Irena Sendler: A True Glamazon

Remembering Irena Sendler: A True Glamazon

There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena that we think is worth noting. During WWII, Irena Sendler, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive. She knew the Nazi’s plans for the Jews and smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried (and larger kids in a burlap sack.) She had a dog 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/infants noises. During her time, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was finally 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. The children she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted. It is now more than 60 years since the Second World War in Europe ended. This blog post is a tiny memorial, 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 while their Countrymen and women mostly looked the other way.   Irena should be remembered with magnificent joy.   This is someone who was not afraid to live via her ethics and stand up and let herself be counted for.   She was not fearful about living as her heart dictated.   It’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets people like Irena, because there are others who would like to see the holocaust happen again, and many little holocausts happening currently – world wide.   Peace and humanity starts in a place as simple as your plate (“Auschwitz begins whenever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.” –Theodor Adorno) and ends with how far we are willing to go to do what is right.


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