Friday, August 7, 2009

~ Special Blessings on Her Soul ~ History Not Forgotten ~

Irena Sendler

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, (being German.) 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 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. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize .... She was not selected.

Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming. Go figure!



  1. That is a shame that she didn't win...those are the stories that people need to hear about. A more important prize is now waiting for her when she meets our Lord.

  2. I absolutely marveled at what this sweet woman did.
    I want to know more about her.
    AND it is a shame that Al Gore received this prize over her.
    Noah Hutchings ( southwest radio church) has alot to say about global warming...that it isn't so.

    So very glad I visited your blog.
    God richly bless you,

  3. The unsung heros!! What an inspiration.

  4. That is very touching story Marydon. I have not heard Irena's story before. I have read a lot about the the second WWII and the Jews. Thanks for sharing such interesting story - Hugs Natima

  5. My husband's grandmother told me about her. She is Jewish and is always interested in stories like this. She does not speak of Europe though. She came to the US when she was young.

    I would think they would of given the award to her instead of Al. Anybody but Al.

  6. What an inspiring story. Thank you SO much for sharing this!!!

  7. I have read about Irena before. What an outstanding lady. I am drawn to her story for many reasons, but I love the fact that she trained her dog to help her. Blessings, andrea

  8. Thank you for this story. I have such a hard time reading or seeing stories about the Nazis. I just cannot comprehend any of it. Often times it actually can make me physically ill.

    Marydon, with your permission I would love to share your post (story). I know many people would find this very interesting. After all of these decades I find it very appalling what this beautiful woman went through and then...well I better stop now because what I have to say about the outcome of the Nobel Peace Prize is not very nice and my blood will just start boiling even more than what it is right now. Let's just say I dislike self-serving individuals who pretend to be something else.

  9. What an amazing woman. I had chill bumps reading this. She truly was a hero.

  10. This is such an inspiring story and what a wonderous woman!!! She should have WON the Nobel Prize! Irena - such a beautiful woman of God. I will always remember her story, thanks to you.

  11. What an incredible story! Has anyone ever written a book about her as I would love to read more? Another reason why I don't give a hoot about who wins the Nobel Peace Prize!!!!! It is nothing but politics to me.

  12. Bless her! When they announced the winner last year, I remember a radio commentor saying, "I don't think God has time for slideshows." I would agree.

  13. Irene's awards are in heaven. God knows what she did and even though bestowing earthly honors on her would have been the right thing to do, I'm not surprised we did not. Rarely are people rewarded for doing what's difficult, let alone right. No better REWARD than hearing the words "Well done my good and faithful servant..."

    I'm sure Irene is enjoying seeing the faces of many massacred people in heaven right now...

    Beautiful Post!


  14. Such a wonderful woman. Thank you for sharing her story. She was and is an inspiration for us all to better people.


  15. I have heard this beautiful story before, but I so appreciate that you are bringing it to light again. I never tire of hearing about Irena. What an Angel she was! Thank you Marydon, Sharon

  16. I have read about her. Wondreful story of courage.

  17. What a wonderful story of a truly heroic woman...yeah go figure who is on the selecting committees of some of thes awards...

  18. It's just too bad she didn't win. What a wonderful brave soul..her story is amazing. Thank you for sharing....hugs, Linda

  19. I had heard this story before and it's a heart warming one. She was a Polish Catholic who with the aid of the church saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. What a brave and lovely lady.

    Global Warming is a very important issue that needs to be shouted about, what I don't understand is why it couldn't have been shared.

    Also why hadn't she been nominated before now? Her story has been known for long enough. I doubt if it would have bothered her. She didn't do all that for awards. She did it because it was right.

  20. I had never heard of this brave woman. She did what her conscience told her was right and she did it freely. For this she will be rewarded by her Maker. thanks so very much for sharing her story. hugs, Sue

  21. What a magnificent lady. She truly was an amazing person. I just wish I could have met her. Thank you for this heart-warming story.

  22. I can't stand Al Gore, what a complete waste. Irena will have a special place in heaven, don't you worry about that, she deserved the peace prize, but then it's only a prize. She was priceless in kindness and humanity. I wish I could have known her. Thankyou for the story, it's a heart warmer for sure.
    I wanted to come in here and let you know you gave me a laugh with your post. I needed that, been a very busy day today. You are entered my dear friend for the give a way, good luck and see you later, gator, Char

  23. I certainly don't want to turn your blog into a political rant but... AL Gore?? As opposed to this sainted soul??? Please!!!!!
    She has her reward in heaven with her father.....
    I just loved this post. Thank you very much for grounding me occasionally.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  24. What an amazing lady..she will live forever in the hearts of those she saved...
    Bless her.
    Julia ♥

  25. Oh my gosh what an amazing woman! Thank you for sharing her story-she is truly a saint and we should all know of her bravery and compassion!

    Thanks for visiting my bathtub diaries blogspot. Sorry about the font being difficult to read. I can't seem to find a good solution. It was white initially but my mother and hubby said it was too hard to read so I changed it to the gold. I hope that you will come back and visit again soon:).

    I am enjoying your blog and look forward to visiting again!



  26. I too think she should have gotten the Nobel Piece Prize
    God has Angels, & she is one of them.
    I saw a movie about here & thought what an amazing women.

  27. What an amazing story! Sometimes we forget how blessed we are until we step into someone else's life. Thank you so much for sharing this special story. You have such a sweet way of sharing!

  28. What a story. I just read this to my husband. How touching. This brought tears to my eyes. How thankful we should be. Al Gore, huh? Strange.

  29. Marydon,
    I am both humbled and inspired by this story. To think of the children saved and loved by this dear woman. There surely must be an especially lovely place for her in Heaven, reunited with all of those whose lives she saved.
    To me, in my heart, she has won the greatest prize of all---eternity in the presence of the Lord with all the smiling children's faces around her. How beautiful this Heaven must be!
    Thank you for your lovely story.

    In Grace,

  30. What an inspiring story. Both my parents were in the holocaust. My mom wrote a diary,and my dad escaped Auschwitz. She definitely should have won!

  31. A most beautiful lady to have had so much love that she sacrificed herself so many times to save just one more life. Thanks for sharing a part of Irene's story with me.

  32. Wow, she leaves behind a great legacy. A shame, Al Gore over this brave lady!

  33. Thanks for bringing this sweet lady's story to light because I have never heard of her before. I will have to read up on her. She should have won the prize but that doesn't really matter her real reward is in Heaven.

  34. Thanks for refreshing my memory with this story.
    Man deems not the true worth of a person ,but her heavenly father sees all .
    Her award is awaiting her and it is one that will never perish or pass away and be forgotten .
    May we honor her like you have by telling her story when given the chance.
    Elsie <><

  35. What an amazing story and an incredible woman! Just looking at that sweet face brings tears to my eyes! Like Lee Laurie said, her real reward is in heaven.

    Thanks for sharing this!

  36. Thankyou for relating this story. I had not heard of her. Amazing what she did.
    Thankyou, Marydon, for always leaving such warm, sweet comments. I sure do appreciate you!
    Blessings, Debra

  37. wow, marydon,

    thank you for this important post.


  38. Wow, I had never heard this! What an amazing woman.
    Al Gore, pfffft!!

    Thank you for visiting me, it's nice to *meet* you!

  39. This self-sacrificing woman should have been awarded the Peace Prize. What an amazing story.

    As for Al Gore -- no matter where you stand on global warming, he is self-serving publicity hound who does not practice what he preaches.

    His own "carbon footprint" is larger than Sasquatch's. Ed Begley (to point out a celebrity who is whole heartedly into the "green" movement) is living what he believes. Al Gore is not. He is the very definition of a hypocrite. A very rich hypocrite.


  40. Thank you for posting this, Marydon. We need to be reminded as often as possible of people with Irene's character and her past. What a sweet face with no bitterness, sweet innocense is in her eyes.


  41. I've never heard her story before-just amazing. My daughter and I both greatly enjoyed this post. She should have won the prize.

  42. I have never heard about this story and I have read for years amazing heroic storys about the death camps.What a wonderful brave woman.Al Gore? Hearing that he won it turns my stomach. Seems like they make heros out of people that have done nothing. I visited Multhausen concentration camp about 10yrs ago..It was very depressing. Thanks for the story..Sally