Archive for March 9, 2009

Good Night, Irena

Posted in Current Events by John E. Pannell on March 9th, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler

Earlier today my mother sent me a short video from Glen Beck’s tv show.       TV puts me to sleep, so I don’t watch his show.   The story behind the video was one I feel I need to share.

On May 12, 2008 a great woman passed to her eternal reward.

Irena Sendler was born in Warsaw in 1910.         In 1940 she found herself working as a social worker in Warsaw during the German occupation.     The tragedy of the Warsaw ghetto should be well known to all.     As a social worker she had free access within the city during the Nazi tyranny, allowing her to enter and leave the ghetto.     Using this access she was able to help thousands of Jewish children escape.

She was captured by the Gestapo in 1943, severely tortured and sentenced to death.   Zegota was able to bribe the German guards and secured her release.     After the war she was imprisoned by the communists, in part for her resistance activities during the war.     She was recognized at Yad Vashem as one of the “Righteous among the Nations”.         She was praised by Pope John Paul II for her wartime efforts.

Read her Wikipedia entry and watch the video after the jump for more about her story.

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Are there too many posts to handle? Maybe you missed out on a great post. Here’s a quick digest of the top posts from last week that you may want to check out:
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  • Lodge 104: S6 and S7 Plastic Back Variations
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    I’m back with another post about Occoneechee lodge patches…Greg Grimes sent me images recently of two unlisted variations of the lodge’s S6 and S7.     These are the Ordeal and Brotherhood flaps from the lodge’s second OBV set, the first set with a fleur d’lis (FDL).
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    A couple of days ago Bill Mulrenin posted about a website he found in his wanderings.     Like Bill, I thought this was interesting, even if we don’t know what their methods are.$timator calculates an estimate of a website’s value. was valued by this site at $1,264.What is OAImages.
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