Irene Gut Opdyke

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Birthday
5, 1922
Birthplace
Poland
DEATH DATE
May 17, 2003 (81)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1922
Birthplace
Poland
DEATH DATE
May 17, 2003 (81)

About

Polish war hero who was a nurse that aided Jews persecuted by the Nazis during World War II. She saved twelve Jews during her service.

Before Fame

She was hired during the German occupation to work in the kitchen of a hotel and would take food to the local ghetto to help the hungry.

Trivia

She published an autobiography entitled In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer in 1999.

Family Life

She grew up with family in Kozienice, Poland.

Associated With

She was honored with a blessing from Pope John Paul II at a joint service of Jews and Catholics in 1995.