Saturday, February 4, 2012

In My Hands Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer

I just finished an amazing true story about a small Polish girl who made a huge difference. In My Hands, Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke is Irene's incredible story of courage to help those in need no matter the cost. Just 19 when WWII started, she rose above her own hardships to help her Jewish friends. She wrote:
"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 get a wagon to transport in secret the Morris brothers and their sisters."
The stories of WWII are horrible, but from them also come stories of hope, miracles, and love. This is one of those stories.


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