She had an 'ulterior motive'. As a German, she KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews.
Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and also in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids).
She also had 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 kids/infants noises. During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.
President Obama won one year before becoming President for his work as a community organizer for ACORN and Al Gore won also--- for a slide show on Global Warming.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.
This is a memorial 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!
And still, more than ever and despite the overwhelming evidence, strident voices claim the HOLOCAUST to be 'a myth'.
LEST WE FORGET
I received this amazing story via email and felt it must be shared. This dear woman gave her life to save others. And so we also celebrate the death and resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, who died to save us from the penalty of our sins and give us abundant life here and a future in Eternity.