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GLEANINGS (April 9, 2017):

  • USA/POLAND – Only a young girl, but she sacrificially saved many!
  • GROVE, OK – God always has a plan

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‘GOD BLESSED MY HANDS TO SAVE MANY LIVES’

Mark Ellis shares yet another good news report …

Irene Gut Opdyke was only a teenager when Hitler’s Panzer divisions overran her beloved Poland, separating the young nursing student from her family, and launching her on a mission a Catholic girl with Aryan features might never have imagined – rescuing Jews from certain death.

‘God blessed my hands to save many lives,’ she said shortly before her passing in 2003. She was honoured by the Israeli Holocaust Commission in 1982 as one of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations,’ a title given to non-Jews who risked their lives by aiding and saving Jews during the Holocaust.

Irene wrote a book about her ordeal, In My Hands (Random House), a riveting tale of heroism and survival under perilous conditions. (more…)