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Calmeyer’s Legacy

Hans Calmeyer Righteous Gentile 1903-1972

“The Dutch Schindler”

 Lawyer for Life

Heroes

WHY  SAVE  LIVES ? 

Judeo-Christian Cross

On this page, we are in the process of collecting the many inspiring stories of heroism during the Holocaust. We ask for submissions of stories that may not have yet been publicised, given the difficulty of such campaigns. In having organized the Calmeyer Foundation, the goodwill of many Jews and Christians is amazing, but it is still hard to get the story out, “Tell Them” in any effective, efficient, or inspiring way,


from VOICES - Education Project:

Irena Sendler never thought of  herself as extraordinary or a hero. Below are three quotes from her. Consider her position.

We witnessed terrible scenes. Father agreed, but mother didn't. We sometimes had to  leave those unfortunate families without taking their children from  them. I'd go back there the next day and often found that everyone had  been taken to the Umschlagsplatz railway siding for transport to the  death camps.

We who were  rescuing children are not some kind of heroes. That term irritates me  greatly. The opposite is true “ I continue to have qualms of conscience  that I did so little. I could have done more. This regret will follow me to my death.

We who were  rescuing children are not some kind of heroes. That term irritates me  greatly. The opposite is true “ I continue to have qualms of conscience  that I did so little. I could have done more. This regret will follow me to my death.

Jap Polak, Saver of Lives

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Jack Polak 2007

Irena  Sendler:

There  recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named  Irena. During WWII, Irena, got permission to  work in the Warsaw  Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had  an 'ulterior motive' ... She KNEW what the  Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German.)  Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the  tool box she carried and she carried 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. She was caught, and  the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat  her severely. Irena kept a  record of the names of all the kids she smuggled  out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a  tree in her back yard. 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.

Recently,  Irena was up  for the Nobel Peace Prize ... She was  not  selected. However,  Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming  and Barack Obama won for a speech on  peace.

Dr. Ruth Gruber saved 200 children

Ruth Gruber 2007