Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Braver than you

Top Tenz popped out another interesting list: Top 10 World War II Heroes to Rival Oskar Schindler. I hadn't heard of any but one of them:

Irina Sendler via TopTenz

This is Irina Senzler, who forged nurses credentials to enter the Warsaw Ghetto and smuggle Jewish children to safety. Captured by the Nazis, she was tortured and sent to prison. A bribe from her friends freed her, and she returned to her activities. Ultimately she saved approximately 2,500 Jewish children from the Ghetto. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and died in 2008 at 98.

The other nine heroes are listed here.


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    1. Thanks! I was surprised to learn about these people, and I hope other people got to learn something new, too.

  2. Wow! This is intense. I am so glad I read this. Thanks for sharing.