In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer - Part Two: When I Thought I Could Be Happy - Major Rugemer Summary & Analysis

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In the chapter, “When I Thought I Could be Happy,” Irena was overjoyed to be with her family again. She learned they have been making carpet slippers to earn some money. Her father had lost his job and the family fled east when Germany overtook Kozlowa Gora. Even in this part of Poland, the Polish were treated like prisoners. He mentioned the death penalty for helping the Jews, explaining these people were not wanted by the German government. His explanation was interrupted by the arrival of Janina. The family was thankful because they were together. After the younger girls had gone to bed, Irena told her family what happened to her in the time since they had last seen each other. Her father insisted that it was because God had plans for her...

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