Irena Sendler was a Polish woman who died in 2008. From 1939 to 1945, she personally saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She forged identification papers, and sheltered them in children’s homes throughout Warsaw.
The Gestapo caught her in 1943 and severely tortured her for the location of the Jews she had extricated. She refused to give them up. She was sentenced to death and saved by a bribe to the Nazi officer in charge, who simply left her in deep in a forest with all four limbs broken.
She recovered and went right back to work saving Jews. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, but was passed over in favor of Al Gore. She was 98 when she died.
Ridiculous! Al Gore over this woman!
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