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The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving....

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    Dear Groomers,

    This was sent to me from Luther Edmonson's wife Tomilee.

    I checked it out on Snopes and it is all true.

    The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving....

    [b]Irena Sendler[/b]

    There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an 'ulterior motive'.

    She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German.) Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids..) 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 her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save [b]2500 kids/infants.[/b] She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.

    Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it 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 ... [b]She was not selected.[/b]


    I'm doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you'll consider doing the same. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, 6 million Jews and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German and Russian Peoples looking the other way!

    Now, more than ever, with Iraq , Iran , and others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again.

    This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide! Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world. Please send this e-mail to people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain.

  • #2
    I almost cried as I read this then got to the al gore part and I can feel the rage!
    I cant beleive this-
    I can only think ther is a special place in heaven for this woman............


    • #3
      Sadly, you are right about the prize not always going to the right person, but I bet knowing how many children she was able to save meant a lot more to her than any prize she could have been awarded and all those children she saved will never forget. There is a special place in heaven for people like her.
      What a caterpillar considers the end of his world, we call a butterfly.


      • #4
        I've read about her before and she certainly was a remarkable woman.

        People who risk their lives to save others as she did are really the unsung heros of our times. Look how many slaves were saved by the underground railroad getting them North to safety.

        Amazing people.


        • #5
          Thank you Chuck. I've never heard this story. It seems that the one with the best campaign is the one who wins the prize these days ;-( Makes a person want to cry...
          "The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind"-Theodorus Gaza


          • #6
            That is crazy-she was totally deserving!!