Sixty three years after the Second World War in Europe ended, the memory of one young Catholic woman, Irena Sendler still resounds in the hearts of millions around the world. Her life was a dedication to saving the lives of many children caught in the grips of Nazi cruelty and oppression.
Now 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, Destination Yisra’el and Kol Ha Tor in Israel add our support to the dedication of those who seek to keep the memory alive of Irena Sendler; this one “Righteous Gentile” who dedicated her life in saving the lives of over 2,500 young Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto in Germany.
Destination Yisra’el documented in 2009 the memory of Irena Sendler her dedication of love and mercy for G-d chosen “little ones” in Germany in the blog titled; “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler”:
Destination Yisra’el – “During World War II, Irena Sendler was a Polish activist of the Zegota, a Polish anti-Holocaust resistance in Warsaw, where she with up to twenty five other associates that she recruited, helped to save more than 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Together they provided these children with false documents and hid them in individual and group homes outside of the Ghetto.
In one story, Sendler
received a permit to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. With great
courage, she smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her
sack that she placed in the back of her truck. There with her dog that was
trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were nearby, she smuggled the
children, at time sedated, out of the ghetto where the barking dog muffled the
sounds of the cries or sniffling of the children.
In other stories, Sendler was a social worker, who was refused entry into the Polish Ghetto surrounded by a wall and a fence where inside typhoid dysentery soon was rampant. With fake identity, she posed as a nurse, who was allowed to bring in food, clothing and medication into the ghetto. There she smuggled children out in suitcases, boxes, coffins, and sack, plus used a series of hidden basements and secret passages, one through the German courthouse, plus sewage manholes to spirit children out of the ghetto. There they were put into foster homes, orphanages, and Roman Catholic convents.
Sendler kept a record of the children's names in a glass jar buried under an apple tree in her friend’s backyard garden that was next door to the German barracks. She was later caught by the Gestapo and put in the Pawiak Prison, yet under intense interrogation, she refused to tell her captors who were her co-conspirators or give them the names of those children she had saved. There in prison, according to one legend, she with her co-workers made holes in the underwear of the German Gestapo. When this was discovered, they were all lined up and every other one of them was executed by shooting. The God of Israel spared her life.
Sendler was tortured and had one leg and angle fractured before she went unconscious. When she awoke, the Gestapo guard told her that he had accepted a bribe by the Zegota underground, added her name to those executed, and assisted in her escape where she remained in hiding for the rest of the war. The next day, the Germans announced the death of Irena Sendler on Germany’s national radio.”
Today a full length movie by The Hallmark Hall of Fame is now on U-Tube video free for the public to enjoy and ponder its significant meaning in our lives today.
As written about the movie, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, the 236th presentation of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, recounts the inspiring true story of the brave woman who helped save the lives of 2,500 Jewish babies and young children in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.
Academy Award winner Anna Paquin (The Piano, True Blood) plays the title role; another Academy Award winner, Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock, In From the Night), plays her mother, Janina. Goran Visnjic (ER) is Stefan, a friend from Irena’s university days who helps Irena and her underground network map out strategies and routes to smuggle the children out of the ghetto.
You might want to read Snopes confirmation of Irena Sendler's heroic story – “Irene Sendler” – Snopes
Destination Yisra’el presents – “How Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman saved Jewish Orphans in Catholic Orphanages after the Holocaust”
The courageous hearts of people who sought to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust will be remembered by the G-d of Israel as “Righteous Gentiles” will have a place of inheritance for them in the “World to Come”. The pathos of this and other stories rend the heart but fill our lives with praise for their love and dedication in saving the helpless “sheep” of Judah.
Today we are facing the beginning of a new holocaust that may dwarf what happened in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. This time it will involved the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel. Through catastrophes and judgments that the G-d of Israel will cast down upon the nations of the world, once again we will be face with giving up our lives to save others from destruction. Yet out of this will arise the final aliyah that will include the Lost Ten Tribes scattered predominately across Northern Europe and the remainder of almost half of the Jewish populations scattered around the world, but predominately the Diaspora Jews in America.
If you want to understand To understand more about the Return of the 10 Tribes of Israel to their Homeland in Shomron (Samaria), Israel, Contact “Kol Ha Tor”, the Voice of the Turtledove.Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Mission to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the “Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel.
For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor Ministries for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”, a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria, that hosts Shomron (Samaria) Tours to reacquaint the Returning Lost Tribers of the House of Israel.