March 10th – 11th: Retrieved from ” https: Educators and 2nd generation presentation. Glen Cove, New York. Probstel Church, Camas, Washington. Give out love, compassion, and human decency to all. Middle and High School, community event.

She hid 12 Jews in the cellar. Irene Gut Opdyke, who risked her life in World War II by hiding Jews in a cellar beneath a German major’s villa — a story of courage that decades later would make her an internationally known speaker — has died. Your mother would be so proud of the remarkable woman you are. He was an old man,” Opdyke said five decades later. Middle and High School, community event. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? March 8 – 10th: But she was amazing, and her love for people and her message of love translated, and her story always got through.

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Educators and 2nd generation presentation. Royal Family Kids Camp.

Oppdyke Opdyke Smith – Speaker. She hid 12 Jews in the cellar. Opdyke’s memoir, In My Hands: Jewish Federation; Women’s Philanthropy dinner.

In the s, Opdyke, who was working as an interior decorator, became aware that revisionist historians were questioning whether the Holocaust happened. Krakow, Poland – Candles museum tour group.

I admire this woman so much, her courage and determination are one in a billion. Her voice is still being heard!

Movif the first question. She believed she was placed in positions and circumstances for a reason. Janina Jeannie Opdyke Smith. Please feel free to listen and enjoy! Then, inwhen she filled in for a canceled speaker at her husband’s Rotary Club, the story tumbled out.


After years of silence regarding her wartime experience, in Opdyke was convinced to speak after hearing a neo-Nazi claim that the Holocaust never occurred. There was no regret or bitterness, just gratitude. Candles Holocaust Museum and Education Center: I thought the manner in which you spoke about your mother’s WWII experiences was both informative but very personal.

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What a presentation about a very special person. May 1 – Columbus Ohio. Archived from the original on July 23, Darby, Montana High School. Jewish Federation – Loin of Judah luncheon. Greenwich, Connecticut Lion of Judah Breakfa.

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She spent a year recovering and working in a Russian hospital. Your mother would be proud that you are continuing her mission. Irene Gut Opdyke – Rescuer. She had a simple view of life and faith that carried and sustained her. Thank you so very much for reminding us through Irene’s story that one person can make a difference and unless the silent majority speaks ireme, similar events could repeat themselves.

A write-up about her speech in a local newspaper caught the eye of a rabbi, who persuaded Opdyke to tell her tale to the world. Front cover of In My Hands.

She agreed, embarking on a new career. Here we find a heroine on the order of Oscar Schindler or Raul Wallenburg.

Poipu, Kauai – Kauai Christian Fellowship. I am a seventeen year old girl, as Irene was when the war began, and I cannot even imagine having to experience all of things she did Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? His scores make his case. Fort Vancouver High School. She immigrated to the United States and married William Opdyke shortly thereafter. A memorial service will be held at 7 p. The day before my mom passed away, she spoke to me of how grateful she was for her life, cherishing each and every day.


The Jews were rescued by the Polish underground.

Archived from the original on May 3rd – Tinker Air-force base, Oklahoma. I had to keep reminding myself how young she was during this period of her life afterall only about 4 years older than you were when you found out about this part of her life.

Only a Girl: The life of Irene Gut Opdyke

It’s incomprehensible to know what she went through during those dreadful years, yet through it all her faith is what helped her to survive. Probstel Church, Camas, Washington. Garfield and Palouse, WA. St Helen’s Oregon Public Library.

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