In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer - Part Two: The Forester’s Cottage - The Coming Darkness Summary & Analysis

Irene Gut Opdyke
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In the chapter, “The Forester’s Cottage,” Irene writes she had become confident in the safety of her friends. One day in late August there was knocking on the door. It was SS officers wanting to search the house. They had heard a rumor there were Jews living there. When they learned the house belonged to the major, he was called. The major arrived and told the men to search the house, but they were able to find nothing.

Irena went to meet a man who lived in the Janowka forest whom Helen believed was part of the resistance. Irena rode her bike out to where the man lived, pretending to look for mushrooms. As they talked about their past and experiences in the war the man, Zygmunt Pasiewski, realized that he was in the...

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