ORDER OF THE WHITE EAGLE
Died: 12 May 2009 (98yrs old) In Warsaw, Poland
Religion: Roman Catholic
A dear friend sent an email today, reminding of just how much the priorities of supposed scholars of the world have deteriorated.
When Hitler and the Nazis built the Warsaw Ghetto, and herded 500,000 Polish Jews behind it's walls to await liquidation, many Polish gentiles turned their backs, and applauded. Irena Sendler, was not one of them. Irena defied the Nazis and saved 2,500 Jewish children from sure execution, by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto. She was able to pass herself off as a health worker, she sneaked the children out between 1942 and 1943 to safe hiding places and found non-Jewish families to adopt them. Some of the children were sneaked out in gunny sacks, coffins, and there were a few infants hidden in the bottom of tool boxes. Irena saw to it that all the children were given false identities and papers. The only record she kept were scraps of paper with the true identities of the children and the and the families from which they came and the names of the families to which they went. These scraps of paper were in written in a code that only Irena knew. Irena placed the papers in glass jars, and buried them under an apple tree in a neighbor's yard. Irena hoped that when the war ended, she would be able to relocate and reunite the children with their true families.
In 1943, the Nazis somehow discovered what Irena was doing, and the Gestapo arrested her, she was imprisoned and tortured, the Gestapo broke her feet, and her legs. She was thrown into Pawiak Prison, she was repeatedly tortured, but Irena would never reveal the names of the children, their families or her associates in this daring rescue. She was sentenced to death by execution, a few of her associates were successful in bribing the guards, and she was left in the woods, badly beaten, with both arms, and legs broken. She spent the rest of the war hiding and being chased by the Gestapo.
Irena Sendler is a name that few people are familiar with, she is an unsung hero. When the war ended, Irena dug up the jars so that she could begin the reuniting process, only to find out that the families of the children she rescued, had almost all been exterminated by the Nazis. Irena Sendler did not think of herself as a hero, and claimed no credit for what she accomplished. Instead, Irena said: "I could have done more, this regret will follow me to my death."
In 1965 she was honored by the International Jewish organizations with the title of "Righteous Among the Nations", by Yad Yashem, in Jerusalem, and in 1991, Irena was made an honorary citizen of Israel.
On November 10, 2003, Irena was awarded Poland's highest distinction, the "Order of White Eagle".
Allow me to refer you to the title of this Blog post: "Daily Reminders of A World That's Upside Down". As we look around us today, things that were bad and evil when we were young, are now encouraged, and even exalted. Children are being taught that that there is no right or wrong, no good or evil. I remember when I had to collect unemployment in the 1970's, I was embarrassed to even fill out the application. Not anymore, not in this nanny state we have become. There is no shame in Washington, D.C., there is also no honor there. God has been removed from our schools and offices and public places for fear of offending those who worship false Gods. Yes, America, our country and the rest of the world are for all intensive purposes, Upside-Down!!!
The reason for this Blogpost. In 2007, Irena Sendler was nominated for the "Nobel Peace Prize", for her heroism in the face of the Nazis, and for saving 2,500 Jewish children from certain death. Irena Sendler was passed up by the "Nobel Laureates" in favor of Al Gore. The 2007 Nobel Prize went to Al Gore for his slide show about global warming. All of course based on faulty, if not completely false science.
In 2008 the Nobel Prize was awarded to one Martti Ahtisaari, an Ambassador from Finland and a Special U.N. Envoy to Kosovo.
In 2009, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to none other than Barack Hussein Obama: For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people. At the time when Barack Obama was awarded this Nobel Prize, he had done nothing to deserve it. Barack Obama, may be the only Nobel recipient who was awarded the prize in hopes that he would actually accomplish something. Pretty pathetic.
Now that Irena has passed on, and is surely with the Lord, her reward will be the highest ever.
Her faith in God carried her through this world, and her reward is everlasting life in heaven.
Luke 18, 14: for every one that exalts himself, shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
An excellent verse for the likes of Al Gore, and Barack Obama. Also a verse that all of us should pay attention to.
God Help This World