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In My Hands Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Of two countries stripped her of all she loved her family her home her innocence but the degradations only strengthened her willShe began to fight back Irene was forced to work for the German Army but her blond hair her blue eyes and her youth bought her the relatively safe job of waitress in an officers' dining room She would use this Aryan mask as both a shield and a sword She picked up snatches of conversation along with. Kurt Vonnegut has defined a saint as a person who behaves decently in a strikingly indecent society By his definition Irene Gut Opdyke is a saint I think there are than a few people who would agreeI had the pleasure of seeing an adaptation of this on Broadway and got incredibly lucky the author s daughter was in the house that night and hosted a A session after the show It was during this session that she revealed a few remarkable stories the book doesn t touch onAs regards Major Rugemer The book mentions that upon his return to his hometown his wife having heard of his indiscretions wanted nothing to do with him and neither did the town having heard rumors of his being a Jew sympathizer He lived on the streets homeless and outcast until the Hallers heard of his condition and took him in He lived with them until his death I consider this show of kindness in the face of the preceding circumstances a testament to the power of goodness and forgiveness and absolutely breathtakingAs regards Irene finally speaking out about her story Her daughter Janina knew nothing of her mother s experiences until her teenage years when they received a phone call from an individual claiming to be randomly polling people to find out if they thought the Holocaust actually happened or if they believed it was a ploy on the part of the Jews to gain sympathy It was at this point that Irene broke her silence and related her story As a witness she realized she had to speak out to testify to what she had seen and experienced so that she could erase some of that ignorance that doubt that blindness that so many in the population desperately cling to Also she felt the overwhelming messages of the power of love and forgiveness and hope were worth sharingAs regards Irene being reconnected with her sisters I do not believe in coincidence Things happen when they do for a reason It so happens that a Polish couple that had gone to see the show were going to be traveling to Poland and offered to try to find Irene s sisters for her She gave the couple her sisters names but did not hope for much as they had all been single last she had seen them and had probably remarried taken on new names and would be impossible to find She promptly forgot about the couple and their task The couple traveled to Poland and checked with the Embassy the Consulate everyone and everywhere to no avail Then on their way to the airport they stopped at a corner store to buy snacks for the flight and on a whim asked the proprietor if he knew any of the women on the list He apologized that no he did not but just then a woman came rushing out from the back room let me see that list Yes These names these are my sisters And this one is me Information was exchanged and after nearly forty years Irene was reunited with her family Karmic justice is breathtakingThis was a profoundly moving work that I think could raise a lot of compelling issues and one I would like to expose my kids to and think they would enjoy The metal planet relationship A study of celestial influence realized she had to speak out to testify to what she had seen and experienced so that she could erase some of that ignorance that doubt that blindness that so many in the population desperately cling to Also she felt the overwhelming messages of the power of love and forgiveness and hope were worth sharingAs Lord Tedric Alien Realms A star book regards Irene being 6 Verses That Can Change Your Life reconnected with her sisters I do not believe in coincidence Things happen when they do for a No Limits Brutal Master #2 reason It so happens that a Polish couple that had gone to see the show were going to be traveling to Poland and offered to try to find Irene s sisters for her She gave the couple her sisters names but did not hope for much as they had all been single last she had seen them and had probably Lets Be Just Friends Just Friends #1 remarried taken on new names and would be impossible to find She promptly forgot about the couple and their task The couple traveled to Poland and checked with the Embassy the Consulate everyone and everywhere to no avail Then on their way to the airport they stopped at a corner store to buy snacks for the flight and on a whim asked the proprietor if he knew any of the women on the list He apologized that no he did not but just then a woman came Liar Liar rushing out from the back A Mother and Daughter Diary of Raw Food Recipes for Beginners room let me see that list Yes These names these are my sisters And this one is me Information was exchanged and after nearly forty years Irene was Essays one reunited with her family Karmic justice is breathtakingThis was a profoundly moving work that I think could #chill raise a lot of compelling issues and one I would like to expose my kids to and think they would enjoy

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I did not ask myself Should I do this But How will I do this Every step of my childhood had brought me to this crossroad I must take the right path or I would no longer be myself You must understand that I did not become a resistance fighter a smuggler of Jews a defier of the SS and the Nazis all at once One s first steps are always small I had begun by hiding food under a fence Now I was making plans to 142 143In My Hands is nonfiction a memoir and it s a powerful one Full of descriptive images you might wish you d never seen But it s an important work a necessary one Our narrator Irene Gut was a Polish girl a young woman training to be a nurse when the war burst into her life The conflict between Germany and Russia stripping her of her childhood in ways than one Her account of what happened during the war years are powerful and haunting But there is nothing over the top either It s straightforward spare evenThis is her description of the purging of the Poland of Jews I believe we re speaking of the ghettos The gates were dragged open and the Jewish prisoners were forced out through a gauntlet while the guards beat at them with their rifle butts An old man tottering with a cane was not fast enough and a guard shot him on the spot In vain women tried to protect their small children from blows men tried to shield their old fathers But every time someone stumbled and fell under the beatings shots rang out The street was paved with bodies and still the Jews were forced to march out over them We watched this from our windows in a paralysis of horror We could do nothing but watch We could not even pull back from the glass to keep hidden An old rabbi carrying the Torah stopped to help a young woman with a shrieking toddler and all three were shot A graybeard in a faded uniform of the Polish army from the last war limped past the guards and he too was not fast enough The sun shone down on all of them and the dust settled in pools of blood By this time the four of us were crying uncontrollably Helen was on her knees sobbing in her mother s arms Janina turned her face away But I watched flattening myself against the window As I pressed against the glass I saw an officer make a flinging movement with his arm and something rose up into the sky like a fat bird With his other hand he aimed his pistol and the bird plummeted to the ground beside its screaming mother and the officer shot the mother too But it was not a bird It was not a bird It was not a bird 116 117This is how she sums it up We did not speak of what we had seen At the time to speak of it seemed worse than sacrilege We had witnessed a thing so terrible that it acuired a dreadful holiness It was a miracle of evil It was not possible to say with words what we had witnessed and so we kept it safely guarded until the time we could bring it out and show it to others and say Behold This is the worst thing man can do 118 Becky Laney of Becky s Book Reviews The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party raided the German Warenhaus for food and blankets She smuggled people from the work camp into the forest And when she was made the housekeeper of a Nazi major she successfully hid twelve Jews in the basement of his home until the Germans' defeatThis young woman was determined to deliver her friends from evil It was as simple and as impossible as th. 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In My Hands Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB You must understand that I did not become a resistance fighter a smuggler of Jews a defier of the SS and the Nazis all at once One's first steps are always small I had begun by hiding food under a fenceThrough this intimate and compelling memoir we are witness to the growth of a hero Irene Gut was just a girl when the war began seventeen a Polish patriot a student nurse a good Catholic girl As the war progressed the soldiers. I thought Gosh should I really read another holocaust memoir The answer is yes and you should too even if you have read a zillion already You should read this memoir about what Irene Gut a Catholic Polish girl of only seventeen did to save others lives Each person s story is uniue You know why you can go on reading one holocaust story after another It is because they show you not only the worst in man but also the best Horrible things happened to Irene and she suffered just as you and I would We are all only human but she responded with bravery and help and kindness to others Her suffering did not make her bitter and she refused to give up At the same time she recognizes the conseuences of her own actions as a partisanThe story is told without melodrama It is exact and it is succinct This happened and then this and then that The events speak for themselves I like this Don t think that because it is matter of factly told you will be left unmoved The story begins with how her parents met She was their first child born in 1922 in the village Kolzienice in eastern Poland near the Ukraine border She was followed by four girls The war years the invasion of that part of Poland where she lived first by the Russians then the Nazis and then the Russians again is the primary focus of the book The years after the war are briefly summarized where Irene came to live the USA first NY and then California whom she married William Opdyke a UN official and what she did gave lectures to school children This is Irene Gut Opdyke s story as she told it to author Jennifer Armstrong What we are told is true facts have been verified The book came out in 1992 almost fifty years after the war This means of course that inconseuential details and even a few names had been forgotten With Irene s full support the author has filled in the blank spots and given us Irene s story as it should be told That supplemented has in no way changed the truth of the events Neither the central protagonists names nor the events have been altered This is explained at the conclusion of the book There follows also a chapter entitled Historical Background It is short and discusses information pertinent to the political involvement and culpability of the people involved in Irene s lifeThe audiobook is very well read by Hope Davis The reading fits the text to a tee The speed is good It is movingly told but not with over dramatization I want you to read this book It is inspiring Even during the worst of times people do make active choices determining what kind of person they want to be Ultimately what one person does affects another


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  • Paperback
  • 304
  • In My Hands Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
  • Irene Gut Opdyke
  • English
  • 22 September 2020
  • 9780553494112