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Irena Sendler, a Polish wartime hero, dies at age 98


cyg 5 | 119  
12 May 2008 /  #1
Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who saved more than 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust, has died at age 98:

nwe.pl/National.php?article_id=448
Polson 5 | 1,771  
12 May 2008 /  #2
I saw that this morning :(
Respect.
Eagle20 16 | 119  
12 May 2008 /  #3
Wieczny odpoczynek racz jej dać Panie,
A światłość wiekuista niechaj jej świeci na wieki wieków
Niech odpoczywa w pokoju wiecznym.

Amen
eric_the_nave - | 30  
17 May 2008 /  #4
Sendlerowa is sometimes referred to as Poland's Schindler but I think that underestimates her a bit. Schindler used his influence and eventually money to save who he could but Sendlerowa achieved what she did at constant risk to her life and never had any ulterior motives. Also Schindler never had to survive a Nazi torture.

In time I think Sendlerowa will be better known and become the best known Pole associated with WW2.

RIP
Polson 5 | 1,771  
17 May 2008 /  #5
Just a question : why do we see both Sendler and Sendlerowa ?.. Her real name is Sendler, isn't it ?...
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
17 May 2008 /  #6
after mariage she was Sender - Sendlerowa (Polish garmar) , before Krzyżanowska.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irena_Sendler

Irena Sendler (in Polish also: Irena Sendlerowa; de domo Krzyżanowska; February 15, 1910 - May 12, 2008)[1] was a Polish social worker. During World War II she was an activist in the Polish Underground and the Żegota Polish anti-Holocaust resistance in Warsaw. She helped save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto by providing them with false documents and sheltering them in individual and group children's homes outside the Ghetto.

Polson 5 | 1,771  
17 May 2008 /  #7
Thanks Lukasz, but...why is there a Polish version of her name ?... So, my Polish grandfather's name was John Newman... ;)
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
17 May 2008 /  #8
wife of Kowalski is Kowalska. Garmar.

Ok Sendler before mariage was Krzyżanowska to make some everything clear.
Polson 5 | 1,771  
17 May 2008 /  #9
Oh ok :) Dzięki Luke.
hairball 20 | 313  
17 May 2008 /  #10
Adam Eastern an English journalist who lives in Poland told me all about this lady. He got lots of her storey directly from her and he said that she scoffed at what Schindler did. Unfortunatly her children wouldnt let him publish her storey. It's a real shame because she was a real Polish hero who risked her own life time after time for no financial reward.

RIP
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Apr 2009 /  #11
I've read about her. Credit where credit is due!! Spielberg succeeded in making Schindler's List a hit but this woman was just as instrumental in her own way. Saving innocent people is almost always a noble cause.
1jola 14 | 1,879  
4 Apr 2009 /  #12
Her heroism has been played down by the Jewish circles for dacades. I guess it doesn't fit the Polish antisemite propaganda. On the other hand, the story of the Nazi Schindler has been played up to ridiculous proportions. Go figure.
Eagle20 16 | 119  
4 Apr 2009 /  #13
Stills from CBS television movie about Irena Sendler "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler"

truebloodnet.com/anna-paquin-courageous-heart-irena-sendler-exclusive- movie-stills/

Supposed to be shown on April 19th.

Is anyone in the US going to watch?
HatefulBunch397 - | 658  
4 Apr 2009 /  #14
I am going to watch that, thanks for letting me know!
Eagle20 16 | 119  
4 Apr 2009 /  #15
No problem.

Hopefully it will be shown in the UK. Hope it doesn't take to long.

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