Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. ~ Jane Austen

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Life of Irena Sendler

A movie (last night was girls' movie night). About a Polish woman who lived during World War II and smuggled more than 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghetto, saving them from death at the hands of the Nazis. A true hero, she was caught and tortured in an attempt to persuade her to reveal where one of her contacts lived. She was sentenced to be shot by a firing squad because she would not give up her information. She lived because one of the Germans on the firing squad was bribed to free her. She hid in the mountains for the rest of the war. Not one of the children she rescued was found by the Nazis. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008, but lost to Al Gore because he made some slide show on global warming.

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