In my hands: memories of a Holocaust rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke
Through this intimate and compelling memoir, we are witness to the growth of a hero. Much like the Diary of Anne Frank, In my hands has become a profound testament to individual courage. Irene Gut was just a girl when the war began: seventeen, a Polish patriot, a student nurse, a good Catholic girl. Forced to work in a German officers’ dining hall, she learns how to fight back. Irene eavesdropped on the Germans’ plans. She smuggled people out of the work camp. And she hid twelve Jews in the absement of a Nazi major’s home. To deliver her riends from evil, this young women did whatever it took- even the impossible.