REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST
Community Book Discussions in preparation of the May 1
CBOR Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at Wexner Heritage Village
Thursday, March 14th, 9:30 am at Tifereth Israel, hosted by Rabbi Hillel Skolnik
1354 E. Broad Street, Columbus, 43205.
RSVP 614-253-8523 by Monday 3/11/19
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
When a seventeen year old Catholic, Polish student nurse was stripped of all she loved during by the Nazi invasion – her family, her home and her innocence – and forced to work for the German army – she fought back.
Using her Aryan looks as both a shield and a sword, she secured a safe job in the officers’ dining room and used it to funnel information, food and blankets to the Jews in the ghetto. Determined to deliver her friends from evil, Irene Gut successfully smuggled many Jews into the forest and hid 12 Jews in an officer’s basement until the Germans’ defeat.
“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.” – School Library Journal
In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke is available online and at local bookstores. Opdyke’s daughter, Jeannie Smith, will be a guest speaker at this year’s CBOR Holocaust Memorial Ceremony.