Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Irena Sendler

A friend sent a link to a story about a Polish woman named Irena Sendler. At great risk to her own life, she smuggled an astonishing number (2,500) of children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during the last three months before its extermination."

Many of the children's parents died in the Holocaust, but after the war ended, Irena Sendler worked diligently to find those children and return them to family members.

There were a number of heroic people who risked their lives to save others during the Holocaust. It is reputed that in Poland alone, six million were killed - three million Jews plus three million Christians and other non-Jews. Today, many scoff at the notion the Holocaust ever happened.

But truth stands, whether or not it is popular, and it should be indelibly recorded in every history book. The Holocaust is a fact of history, not a figment of the imagination. Unfortunately, those remaining of the generation who witnessed or experienced the Holocaust are few and, like Irena Sendler, elderly.

To read her story, click here.


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