Sendler's Box- Story of Irena Sendler- Nobel Peace Prize Nominee- In Memoriam

You’ve heard of Schindler’s List, but have you heard of Sendler’s Box?

A friend of mine, Dr. Steve Bein sent me this e-mail on Irena Sendler recently. A remarkable story, which I would like to share. There are thousands of “unsung heroes” just like her, whose stories are lost to the world. So, thank you Dr. Bein for sharing this one. 


IRENA SENDLER- Nobel Peace Prize Nominee 

Died Warsaw, Poland on 12 May, 2008 at age 98

My friend’s e-mail:

Remember This Lady!- An amazing story I wanted to share, Steve Bein

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
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 2500
She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs, arms and beat her
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.
In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize..  She was not selected.
Al Gore won — for a slide show on Global Warming.
Later another politician, Barack Hussein Obama, won for his work as a community
organizer for ACORN.

I’m doing my small part by forwarding this message.
I hope you’ll consider doing the same..
It is now more than 65 years since the Second World War in Europe
This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six
million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900
Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved
and humiliated!
Now, more than ever, with 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.
Please don’t just delete it.
It will only take you a minute to pass this along..

Steve Bein, Los Angeles



  1. Anna on December 18, 2011 at 3:04 am

    There are many like her. I love Obama and still didn’t understand the use of him getting the award and I think both he and Gore got it b/c of their success as a politician rather than b/c their contributions. This woman aided in the life of 2500 people, united families… I wonder what can be done and how can they be called on the mistake for passing her up.

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