In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer - Part Two: Aktion - The Villa Summary & Analysis

Irene Gut Opdyke
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In the chapter, “Aktion,” Irena got her friends tucked away in the duct. She was still awake in her room when the drunk partyers began returning. Irena finally slept, but was awakened by gunfire. She cried as she realized it was the sound of Rokita’s final Aktion. At breakfast, the German staff was hung over and irritable. They didn’t care about the Jews who were dying. After breakfast, she ran to check on her friends and was surprised when a German officer walked in on her in the bathroom. He left without searching the room, but Irena was uneasy the rest of the day. At the villa, the tenants had finally left. Irena checked the basement over carefully, deciding it would be perfect for her friends. She now only had to figure a way to get them...

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