In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer - Part Two: A Drop in the Ocean - Only a Girl Summary & Analysis

Irene Gut Opdyke
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As the chapter “A Drop in the Ocean” starts, Irena describes having the feeling that she had to do something to help the Jews. She decided to slip a box of cheese and apples under the fence around the ghetto. The next morning, the box was empty. Irena knew her actions called for punishment by death. Meanwhile, Janina had lost her job. Learning that her younger sisters in Kozlowa Gora were being forced to work in the mines, and not wanting the same work for Janina, Irena asked Schultz if her sister could work at the officers’ mess as well. He agreed. The operations, however, would be moving to Ternopol in the spring, she learned.

When the radio in the mess hall was tuned to German news, Irena thought Hitler sounded like a madman...

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