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Nobel Peace Prize Runner-Up?

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This is an amazing story that I happened to pick up from someone else’s blog. And it’s so meaningful that I pasted it IMMEDIATELY so that everyone would know about this story.


Have you heard the story about the runner-up for the Nobel Peace Prize?
Irena Sendlerowa 
1910-2008: May 12 marked the death of a 98-year-old lady named Irena.

During WWII, Irena received permission from the Nazis to work in the Warsaw ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist.
She had an ulterior motive…
Being German, she knew the Nazis’ plans for the Jews and smuggled infants out in the bottom of the large tool box she carried. Larger children were placed in a burlap sack in the back of her truck. Also in the back was a dog that she had trained to bark each time the Nazi guards allowed her out of the ghetto and back in.
The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog, and its barking covered any noise made by the infants and small children.Irena managed to smuggle out approximately 2,500* children before she was finally caught… on 20 October 1943, she was arrested at her home. She was taken to the notorious Gestapo headquarters in central Warsaw and tortured. During the sessions they broke her legs and feet but she refused to reveal any names.

“I still carry the marks on my body of what those ‘German supermen’ did to me then. I was sentenced to death” Irena Stated


But her colleagues “managed to foil the plan after they bribed a Polish-speaking German officer with a large backpack full of dollars. On the drive to her execution site the officer knocked her unconscious. He stopped the car and left her bleeding on the roadside…The following day, unaware the execution had not taken place, the German authorities put up posters all over the city announcing she had been shot…”

Irena kept a record of the names of all the children she smuggled out of that Warsaw ghetto and kept them in a glass jar buried under a tree in her back yard.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents who may have survived so she might reunite the child with its family. Most, of course, did not survive the Holocaust, and the vast majority of the surviving children were placed in foster homes or adopted.


Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, but she lost to Al Gore, who won the award for presenting a slide show on Global Warming. Heartwarming, isn’t it???

Oh Al Gore, its not your fault that you won. You did do a good thing in telling everyone how hot it is outside. Its not your fault that you beat out a women that had her Arms and legs broken to save 2500 helpless little children in the most wretched war of recent memory… Al, if you actually did deserve that award, you would drop that Nobel Peace prize off at the Museum atAuschwitzdedicate it to Irena and get that burden off your shoulders, who wants to be the person that steals the award from one of the most amazing humans that ever lived? At this point… no one thinks you deserve it. -Sincerely Samuel

MY Question is: Who awards “The Nobel Peace prize”?? They have obviously switched judges since Mother Tereasa,Nelson Mandela andMLK received the award.

In memory of Irena Sendlerowa 

* Oscar Schindler saved 1200


Bingo!! I seriously felt the same!!!


Written by Boon Ming

September 5, 2008 at 5:32 pm

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  1. What a wonderful example to us all. God Bless her.

    Ruth Everitt

    May 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm

  2. You have to believe there is a special place in heaven for a wounderful person like that.


    July 15, 2009 at 9:35 am

  3. I can’t believe that Al Gore won the prize when it is obvious who should have won it!!!!!


    December 26, 2009 at 2:51 am

  4. Al Gore is a boated pig who would never display an inkling of that kind of courage.


    August 14, 2010 at 4:08 am

  5. Did I say “boated pig”? I meant bloated pig.


    August 14, 2010 at 4:09 am

  6. The saddest thing of all, is Al Gore’s presentation turned out to be totally bogus. There is no such thing as global warming in the context that Al Gore presented. His theory has been proven wrong on many fronts. Hey folks, it is snowing and freezing to degrees and in places it has never done so before like Texas. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that Polar bears aren’t dying in the arctic because of global warming and it ain’t gettin any warmer from a “global” perspective. Warmer in some places but colder in others, does not translate to “global warming”. The agenda of those who would have us believe otherwise has been exposed and blown out of the water. Al Gores prize should be taken back and posthumously awarded to Irena.

    Al Brideau

    November 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm

  7. COMPLETELY agree with the bloated pig comment! Sad state of affairs in this world if that type of person is getting a Nobel Peace Prize. Seriously, who’s paying off the Nobel Peace Prize Judges? Did they lower the bar for him a few hundred feet? Did they have guns held to their heads? And his joke of a “theory” is so full of holes it’s Swiss Cheese!

    Irena on the other hand -AMAZING! There aren’t enough words……WOW. She is an amazing example. I’m sure her reward will be far, far greater than any “peace prize”

    Anne Gould

    February 4, 2011 at 1:36 am

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