Monday, June 27, 2011

Life? In A Jar

Born Feb 1910 died Mar 2008, one Irena Sendler (Sendlerowa).

A saint without sainthood and a person not seen as a Nobel prize winner although an Irish Afro-American, without actually doing anything was successful and Gormless, with his rather weak support for global warming scams, burning many tonnes of threatened carbon in the campaign and since, also qualified.

This catholic daughter of a doctor who died treating typhus victims ignored by most Drs, spent the early years of WW2 in Warsaw. She got a job in plumbing and sanitation and traveled in and out of the Ghetto as the Nazis feared typhus, although welcome to kill as many Jews as possible, might escape and threaten them and useful Poles.

Irena saved hundreds of babies, toddlers and small children by smuggling them out in her equipment and they traveled on through the underground. She also "saved" the identities of some 2500 doomed children, stored them in jars buried in her garden. These were retrieved after the war and some families discovered what happened to their children but many of those families were also victims of the holocaust.

This remarkable woman who had defied death for years finally ran out of luck. She was arrested in 1943, tried, convicted and sentenced to death by the Gestapo. However on the way to her execution she was spared by the guards who had been bribed by members of Zogata, the Council to Aid Jews, but was left in a forest with broken arms and legs. She survived the war in hiding and afterwards spent much effort trying to disseminate the records in the buried jars from her garden.

She has since been rightfully honored and feted by many, Israeli, Jewish and Catholic entities including a letter from the Polish Pope, efforts for recognition by the Nobel Committees have however failed as they have much more notable people to honor.

Students of Kansas University created a Play to honor her outstanding life called "Life In A Jar".

6 comments:

kevin said...

I recall that Obama pipped her at the Nobel Peace Prize post... the details elude me but anyway...

Anonymous said...

fuck the dickheads who get titles in NZ for only do their jobs is pathetic

Moist von Lipwig said...

Barry won in 2009, Irena died in 2008 and the awards are not given posthumously. It is rumored that she was nominated in 2007, but was beaten by that other great and brave saver of lives, Al Gore.

kevin said...

Yes, it comes back to me, Al bloody Gore pipped her Nobel Peace Prize not Obama, mea culpa...

Liberty said...

http://www.irenasendlerfilm.com/
http://www.ottawa.polemb.net/index.php?document=221

Anonymous said...

I could quote the Bible at you and show that man's recognition in this life means nothing. Her reward, if she is to get one, lies elsewhere where it really matters. That's why being beaten by Al Gore means nothing.