Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Irena Sendler Memorial Portrait
Standing less than 5 feet tall, Polish Catholic social worker Irena Sendler saved more than twice as many Jews during World War II than Oskar Schindler, many times sedating children and carrying them out of the Warsaw Ghetto in sacks, boxes or coffins in order to save them from a trip to an extermination camp. Eventually she was caught, tortured, but survived the war. Her story was largely unsung until 1999 when four Kansas girls doing research for a school play discovered she was still alive. In 2003, Pope John Paul II sent a personal letter to Sendler, praising her wartime efforts.
Irena Sendler was passed over for a Nobel Prize in 2007. The award instead went to Al Gore.
Irena Sendler Memorial Portrait- Ebay Auction
Irena Sendler: Polish Holocaust Hero Dies - RightPundits