Last year Iliana was up for the Nobel Peace Prize…. In 1940, after the Nazis herded Jews into the ghetto and built a wall separating it from the rest of the city, disease, especially typhoid, ran rampant.
Social workers were not allowed inside the ghetto, but Sendler, imagining “the horror of life behind the walls,” obtained fake identification and passed herself off as a nurse, allowed to bring in food, clothes and medicine.
Sendler recorded their true names on thin rolls of paper in the hope that she could reunite them with their families later.
She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.
A law goes into effect March 1 that bans the common cooking method of tossing a live lobster into a big pot of boiling water, quickly killing the tasty crustacean.
That practice is being outlawed because the Swiss say it’s cruel and lobsters can sense pain.
This is so typical of social work, an activity which changes and saves lives but is done out of the glare of publicity and often at personal risk.
Lobsters have gone from being considered “trash” food fit only for servants, the poor, and cats to being a much-loved, often expensive delicacy.
Irena Sendler is often claimed to have been a candidate to receive the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, but that honor was not awarded to her.