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The Resource In my hands : memories of a Holocaust rescuer, Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong

In my hands : memories of a Holocaust rescuer, Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong

Label
In my hands : memories of a Holocaust rescuer
Title
In my hands
Title remainder
memories of a Holocaust rescuer
Statement of responsibility
Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
Creator
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In My Hands began as one non-Jew's challenge to any who would deny the Holocaust. Much like The Diary of Anne Frank, it has become a profound document of an individual's heroism in the face of the greatest evil mankind has known. In the fall of 1939 the Nazis invaded Irene Gut's beloved Poland, ending her training as a nurse and thrusting the sixteen-year-old Catholic girl into a world of horrors that somehow gave her the strength to accomplish what amounted to miracles. Brutally abused and left for dead by Russian soldiers, Irene escaped into German-occupied territory, where she was forced to work for the German army. Her Aryan features landed her a job in the relative safety of an officers' dining room. With access to food and supplies, as well as the dinner conversations of SS officials, Irene was able to smuggle nourishment and information to the Jews in the ghetto, transport work camp prisoners to a forest enclave, and ultimately hide a dozen Jews in the home of the Nazi major for whom she was housekeeper. A harrowing and deeply affecting story of resistance and an extraordinary memoir of one young woman's belief in humanity, In My Hands stakes an impressive claim as a contemporary classic"--Page 4 of cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LHM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Opdyke, Irene Gut
Dewey number
921
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D804.66.O63
LC item number
A3 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Armstrong, Jennifer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opdyke, Irene Gut
  • Opdyke, Irene Gut
  • Holocaust, Jewish
  • Jews rescue
  • World War
  • Opdyke, Irene Gut
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • Poland
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
In my hands : memories of a Holocaust rescuer, Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I was almost fast enough -- Finding wings -- Where could I come to rest? -- Amber -- Postscript -- Polish : a rough guide to pronunciation -- German : a rough guide to pronunciation -- Some historical background -- A note on the writing of this book
Control code
ocm46673156
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
248 pages, [20] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385720328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46673156
  • (OCoLC)46673156
Label
In my hands : memories of a Holocaust rescuer, Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I was almost fast enough -- Finding wings -- Where could I come to rest? -- Amber -- Postscript -- Polish : a rough guide to pronunciation -- German : a rough guide to pronunciation -- Some historical background -- A note on the writing of this book
Control code
ocm46673156
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
248 pages, [20] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385720328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46673156
  • (OCoLC)46673156

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