This is Irena Sendler, she died today aged 98. During the World War II, Irena received permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a specialist in pipes and sewers. But her plans went beyond that, she knew what the Nazis were trying to do. Irena used the sewers and pipes to save young children, and for kids that were larger, she hid them in the back of her truck in sacks. She also had a dog who would bark any time that Nazi soldiers came close. Naturally the soldiers did not want to know anything about the dog and its bark helped hide the groans of the children. Irena saved 2500 children this way. When they caught her, the Nazis broke both her legs and arms. Irena had a record of the names of all the children whom she saved and had them stored inside a glass jar hidden at the foot of a tree in the garden of her house. After the war, she tried to locate the parents, but most were killed in gas chambers. Children who lived were adopted or lived in a big house. In 2007 Irena was proposed to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, but the prize went to Al Gore for showing a few slides on global warming and in 2009 the prize was given to Barack Obama for having good intentions.
Yes, I love Obama and Al Gore, but this lady deserved it more than either of them.