In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer - Part One: My Heart, Like a Netted Bird Summary & Analysis

Irene Gut Opdyke
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In the chapter, “My Heart, Like a Netted Bird,” Irena sat in an interrogation room, praying and waiting. The title of the chapter came from this experience as she described her heart hammering like a netted bird. She was finally taken to the commissar’s office where she was searched and frisked, and then asked questions. The commissar was obsessed with Dr. Ksydzof’s story that Irena was planted in the hospital by the partisan party and that she knew of the partisan’s plans. She was taken to a cell, then back to the commissar’s office and questioned again. She lied about where she had been for the past year. She knew the officers didn’t believe her. The third time she was taken for questioning, the commissar was eating breakfast in front of her...

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