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In My Hands|Irene Gut Opdyke
In My Hands : Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
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"No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful."--School Library Journal, starred I did not ask myself, "Should I do this?" but "How will I do this?" 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. You must understand that I did not become a resistance fighter, a smuggler of Jews, a defierof the SS and the Nazis, all at once. When the war began, Irene Gut was just seventeen: a student nurse, a Polish patriot, a good Catholic girl. Forced to work in a German officiers' dining hall, she learns how to fight back. One's first steps are always small: I had begun by hiding food under a fence. Irene eavesdropped on the German's plans. She smuggled people out of the work camp. And she hid twelve Jews in the basement of a Nazi major's home. To deliver her friends from evil, this young woman did whatever it took--even the impossible.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780553538847
  • ISBN-10: 0553538845
  • Publisher: Ember
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP

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