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During WWII. Irena got permission ta work in the Warsaw ghetto. as
a F' specialist. She had an ulterior motive-
Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool bolt
she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck,
for larger kids,
Irena kept 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
During her time of doing this. she managed to smuggle out and
save 2500 . Ultimately, she was caught. however, and
the Nazi' s broke both of her legs and ems and heather severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled
out In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard.
After the war. she tried to locate any parents that may have
and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed-
Those kids she helped got placed into faster family homes or
In HID? Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected.
Al Gore won. for a slide show on Global Warming.