Remember THIS WOMAN. Her name is Irena Sendler. She died May 12, 2008 at age 98 in Warsaw, Poland. That year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. The Nobel Peace Prize doesn’t always go to the most deserving. Although she was really a social worker, 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 had planned for the Jews. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of a tool box she carried and she kept a burlap sack for larger children in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back of her truck 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 infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2,500 infants and children. When she was finally caught, she was severely tortured and beaten. Both her legs and arms were broken. But, she survived. Irena kept a record of the names of all the children she smuggled out in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any surviving to reunite the families. Since most had been gassed, Irena helped place the orphaned children into foster family homes to be adopted. In MEMORIAM – 63 years later – we’re doing our small part by posting this message. I hope you’ll consider doing the same. This posting stands as a memorial chain, 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. Now, more than ever, with some claiming the HOLOCAUST to be “a myth” it’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets; because there are some who would like to revisit the Nazi goals of racial genocide.