Poland's Senate honors woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children from Holocaust
Irena Sendler saved nearly 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis, organizing a ring of 20 Poles to smuggle them out of the Warsaw Ghetto in baskets and ambulances.
The Nazis arrested her, but she didn’t talk under torture. After she survived the war, she expressed regret - for doing too little.
Sendler, now 97 and living in a Warsaw nursing home, was too frail to attend but sent a letter read by Elzbieta Ficowska, one of the children she rescued.
"Every child saved with my help and the help of all the wonderful secret messengers, who today are no longer living, is the justification of my existence on this Earth, and not a title to glory," Sendler wrote. "Over a half-century has passed since the hell of the Holocaust, but its specter still hangs over the world and doesn’t allow us to forget the tragedy."
Yes, Irena Sendler, I wish I didn't have to agree with you on this, but you are right -- the Nazi ideology is alive and well in the world today. The specter of the Holocaust still looms over us all, and it's called Islam. The twisted, evil mindset of Hitler and his henchmen is precisely the same one existing in the minds of jihadis in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Indonesia... and Great Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Michigan.