There were gruesome posters graphically depicting “poor creatures” and comparing their mistreatment to the Holocaust. As a Jew – I was offended. As a knitter I was dismayed. Then I came home and found this email from my friend Shulamis.
The prize doesn’t always go to the most deserving!
See why below:
There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. 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 plans
were for the Jews.
Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and
she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids.)
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 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.
She was caught, and the Nazi’s beat her severely, broke both her legs and arms.
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 of course had been gassed.
Those kids she helped, got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
Last year Irena was “nominated” for the Nobel Peace Prize ….. She was
Al Gore won… for a slide show on Global Warming.
by, Halina Czernuszyn Robinson