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What Does It Take These Days To Be Annointed A Saint?

A 97-year-old Polish woman was honored today for saving 2500 Jews during the Holocaust. In the ceremony at Parliament, the Polish President Lech Kacyzinski said that Irena Sandler deserved a Nobel Peace Prize. (if for nothing else than being able … Read More

By / March 14, 2007

A 97-year-old Polish woman was honored today for saving 2500 Jews during the Holocaust. In the ceremony at Parliament, the Polish President Lech Kacyzinski said that Irena Sandler deserved a Nobel Peace Prize. (if for nothing else than being able to keep count of all those she saved, no doubt)

Sandler, who lives in a nursing home was too frail to attend the ceremony, but received major commendation from all.

“I think she's a great lady, very courageous, and I think she's a model for the whole international community,” Israeli Ambassador David Peleg said after the ceremony. “I think that her courage is a very special one.”

In 1965, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial awarded Sendler one of its first medals given to people who saved Jews, the so-called “Righteous Among the Nations.”

She was given the honor in 1983, after Poland's Communist authorities finally agreed to allow her to travel abroad.

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