During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.
Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.
Irena kept 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 of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.
- thatweirdfandomgirl reblogged this from smaugs-fiery-breath
- himewill reblogged this from thecaringconservative
- when-the-tardis-had-no-soul likes this
- killabbee likes this
- paz94 reblogged this from ch1n0o0o
- fictionalfop likes this
- 4chanfavorsthebold likes this
- shockinglystill reblogged this from j-u-l-i-s-s-a
- starcaptainoftheguild reblogged this from thecaringconservative
- jenniferandjoshua likes this
- i-fear-neither-death-nor-pain reblogged this from darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey
- captainmusicalmadstuff likes this
- nn-orah likes this
- itisjoanna likes this
- ssplitscreensadness reblogged this from ch1n0o0o
- ssplitscreensadness likes this
- staplersneedlovetoo reblogged this from onceuponatheatregeek
- a-little-bicurious reblogged this from insatiable-wanderlustt
- p1uviophi1e reblogged this from insatiable-wanderlustt
- thefoshizzlebatman reblogged this from noellechase
- princessyvonnee reblogged this from esmeemejia
- princessyvonnee likes this
- headphone-static likes this
- graceyadorable reblogged this from onceuponatheatregeek
- graceyadorable likes this
- devsphere likes this
- esprit-mauvais likes this
- sar3ah likes this
- insatiable-wanderlustt reblogged this from kayla-is-gay1519
- sar3ah reblogged this from maggi3moo
- pwag42 reblogged this from americangothgirl
- sacrileged likes this
- ch1n0o0o reblogged this from badbitch-g
- esmeemejia reblogged this from nonsensewakesmeup
- noellechase reblogged this from maggi3moo
- wanna-be-a-real-fake reblogged this from maggi3moo
- maggi3moo reblogged this from recoveryofabrokenteen
- dark-lord-shingles reblogged this from budaclees
- elder-musicalgeek likes this
- thingsarebetterleftunsaiddd reblogged this from heatherchandler-thealmighty
- heatherchandler-thealmighty reblogged this from onceuponatheatregeek
- i-wish-i-was-original reblogged this from onceuponatheatregeek
- fictional-lives reblogged this from ur-not-making-this-easy
- chaoticmisch reblogged this from pollythepurpleprostitute
- sohowdoilife reblogged this from tinalikesbutts
- justsomedullguyontheinternet reblogged this from starstoryteller
- sohowdoilife likes this
- whimsical-serendipity likes this
- theyoutuberstakeover reblogged this from iloveoods
- ravenaxx reblogged this from arsenic-and-old-lace