In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong
  

Synopsis

In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong

This title offers an utterly amazing, true, first-person account of one girl's experience in wartime. Irene Gut Opdyke was a Catholic Polish nursing student when WWII broke out. She soon became mired in the horrors of central Europe as, at various times, a partisan, a refugee, a housekeeper to the Nazis and, over all, as a heroine. She singlehandedly saved the lives of at least 16 Jewish people from the Holocaust. Now living in America and aged 77, Irene, with the help of a respected historical novelist, has told her story with all the power and passion that such a remarkable history can inspire.

About the Author

Irene Gut Opdyke has spoken to hundreds of school, church and other community groups about her momentous wartime experiences. She has been honoured in both the US and in Israel, at the Avenue of the Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem. She has now collected her memories together in this autobiography of her girlhood, with the help of a respected American novelist. Author lives: USA

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Format

Paperback
288 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong
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Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

2nd July 2009

ISBN

9780552561235


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