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Irena Sendler: WWII Rescuer and Hero

Irena Sendler





May 12, 2008 marked the death of 98 year-old Irena Sendler. During WWII, Irena was granted permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an 'ulterior motive' -- being German (and Catholic), she knew what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews.



Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box and she carried burlap sacks in the back of her truck to hide the larger… Continue

Added by OCNaturalDoc on September 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Is There Such A Thing as Holocaust Humor?

The Holocaust is a grim and sacred event in history. It is not the subject of humor. But I once heard a story tangentially related to the Holocaust that I found amusing.



A few years ago, the Metropolitan Opera in New York presented the modern opera "Moses and Aron," by Arnold Schoenberg, the great and innovative composer of the twentieth century. The music is atonal and its lack of traditional melody and harmony taxes a listener's patience.



During the performance, an old… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on July 13, 2009 at 10:11am — 3 Comments

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