Talk about strong women: Last night I saw this documentary about Irena Sendler and her friends who saved Polish Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto.
To say it left a strong impact on me would be an understatement. If you watch the trailer, one of the women describes how Polish Christians caught with a Polish Jew would be killed on the spot. This is the same woman who describes in the film how, as part of the Polish resistance, she would kill traiterous Poles, those who were collaborating with the Nazis. These traiterous Poles would keep lists of hidden Polish Jews and when she killed them, she had to find that list–it was the key to safety for those families who were hiding children.
Irena Sendler, all of these women, seemed to have little idea that they were heroes. Irena referred only to the fact that she couldn’t do it without the help of her friends (one of whom was tortured and executed). She said she remembered only what her father taught her: When you see a drowing man, reach out your hand.
Irena Sendler was up for the Nobel Peace Prize but Al Gore won instead.
I highly recommend this film.by