Steel Roses & Southern Magnolias

guerrillafeminism:

During WWII, Irena Sendler, 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 families.

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. 


In MEMORIAL - 65 YEARS LATER

(via country-elegance21)

  1. dappercitykids reblogged this from lesbipoet13
  2. sheaintyohoenomoe reblogged this from canipleasehavemyhairbandback
  3. lovepretzelspeace reblogged this from holdthispose
  4. sociallyawkwardsnake reblogged this from canipleasehavemyhairbandback
  5. happinessssbythekilowatt reblogged this from holdthispose
  6. canipleasehavemyhairbandback reblogged this from avoiding-reality-at-all-costs
  7. avoiding-reality-at-all-costs reblogged this from kaytooo
  8. kaytooo reblogged this from dylanssongg
  9. dylanssongg reblogged this from holdthispose
  10. holdthispose reblogged this from focusedonstayingdistracted
  11. technephiliac reblogged this from hellaradprincess
  12. becausesexualityisnotanoption reblogged this from whenthetideturns
  13. whenthetideturns reblogged this from sinful-lily
  14. twistedpassenger reblogged this from alex-is-mar-ie
  15. manimsotired reblogged this from sunlightinoureyes
  16. alex-is-mar-ie reblogged this from keyofmgy
  17. sunlightinoureyes reblogged this from valeria2067
  18. spoon-hair reblogged this from mayonn-egg
  19. a-little-misanthrope reblogged this from guerrillafeminism
  20. shitiforgotagain reblogged this from piperrrrrrs
  21. badgerwhisperer reblogged this from ofgeography
  22. mrrgh reblogged this from shychouette
  23. shychouette reblogged this from theguardianarcana
  24. theguardianarcana reblogged this from flowering-rival
  25. muffinsquared reblogged this from demonicmuffin
  26. submiss-desires reblogged this from brainparticlesinmysoup
  27. quiet-herbivore reblogged this from shhmurda
  28. rahraaa reblogged this from spiritualseeker
  29. infectedimagination reblogged this from theshellofme
  30. tashquito reblogged this from ruecians
  31. princess6590 reblogged this from nooby-banana
  32. theperksofyehet reblogged this from kingdomheartsyaoiftw