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The Sacrifice of Irena Sendler
2014/05/14 22:58:25瀏覽448|回應1|推薦4

There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena (1910-2008). During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a plumbing/sewer specialist. The truth is, she had an ‘ulterior motive’ as she knew the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews.


As a German, Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. For bigger kids, she carried it in the back of her truck. She also had 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 the period, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids.


She was caught eventually, and the Nazis broke her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept the list in aglass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.


After the war is over, she tried to locate their parents that may have survived and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.


Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.




前不久有一位名叫伊雷娜的98歲老太太剛過世了(1910-2008)。

二戰期間, 伊雷娜獲得一個在華沙猶太人區的工作,

作一個管道/下水道的專家。 事實是,

在她知道納粹對猶太人的計劃後,她是別有動機的。


身為一個德國人,伊雷娜用她平常攜帶的工具箱的底部偷運嬰兒。

對於較大的孩子, 她把他們藏在卡車後面運出去。

她把她的一隻狗放在後座,當納粹士兵讓她從 猶太人區進出的時候,

她訓練狗吠叫,讓狗的叫聲掩蓋的孩子和嬰兒的聲音。

在此期間,她成功地偷運並挽救了2500個孩子。



然而,最後她還是被抓到了,納粹打斷了她的腿,胳膊,並嚴重的毒打她。

無論如何,伊雷娜不但保留並且記錄了所有孩子的名字,

她把偷運出來的孩子 名單藏在一個玻璃裡,並小心埋在她家後院的樹下。


等二次大戰戰爭結束之後, 她設法找到那些孩子的父母們,

讓她們親子團聚。那些父母被毒氣毒死的孩子,

她幫他們安置到寄養家庭或安排被領養。

在伊雷娜生前,她被提名諾貝爾和平獎 ,可是最後她沒有入選。



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2014/07/06 10:08

如此悲天憫人的好人,沒得獎,遺憾!

不過,她又不是為得獎而做,是愛、是慈悲。