In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer  -     By: Irene Gut Opkyke, Jennifer Armstrong
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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer

Random House / 2004 / Paperback

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The basis for the Broadway show, Irena's Vow, this book tells the true story of Irena Gut Opdyke, a young Catholic woman who risks her life to save a dozen Jewish laborers in Poland during World War II. The housekeeper of a Major who has a soft spot for her, she uses her position to hide the Jews in the basement of his house. A universal story, Irena's courage and bravery in the face of real danger will inspire you personally and restore your faith in humanity.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 6.88 X 4.19 (inches)
ISBN: 0553494112
ISBN-13: 9780553494112
UPC: 050694006994
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IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.

“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.”—School Library Journal, Starred

A Book Sense Top Ten Pick

A Publisher’s Weekly Choice of the Year’s Best Books


A Booklist Editors Choice

Author Bio

Irene Gut Opdyke was presented with the Israel Medal of Honor and a special commendation from the Vatican. She died in 2003.

Jennifer Armstrong is the author of many highly acclaimed books for young readers. She lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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