Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture by Danny Sanchez was presented at the “Taxes Are What We Pay for an Impoverished Society” seminar, hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 15 April 2013.
Music by Kevin MacLeod.
Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture by Joe Salerno was presented at the “Taxes Are What We Pay for an Impoverished Society” seminar, hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 15 April 2013.
Music by Kevin MacLeod.
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During World War II, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.
Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids. Irena kept 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. Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and bear her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smiggled out, in a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007, Irena was up for the Nobel peace prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on global warming.
Thank you Irena.
You think you know American history? Think again. Drunks, slackers, prostitutes, and pirates were the real heroes of the American Revolution. Slaves created a culture that made America free. Prostitutes, not feminists, were the pioneers of women’s liberation. Gangsters helped establish Hollywood, birth control, Las Vegas, legal alcohol, and gay rights. And zoot-suiters and rock-and-rollers, not generals or the Air Force, brought down the Soviet Union.
Thaddeus Russell is a historian and cultural critic and the author of A Renegade History of the United States (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2010). He teaches American history and cultural studies at Occidental College and has taught history, American Studies, and the history of philosophy at Columbia University, Barnard College, the New School for Social Research, and Eugene Lang College. He is a frequent contributor to Reason Magazine and The Daily Beast and has written for The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, and Salon.
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