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Oral history interview with Irene Opdyke

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.66 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0066

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    Oral history interview with Irene Opdyke


    Interview Summary
    Irene Opdyke and her daughter Jeanie (born September 25, 1957 in Phoenix, AZ) describe Irene’s rescue efforts during the war and how Jeanie learned of her mother’s efforts; Irene being raised Catholic; getting angry when people deny the Holocaust; her memories of antisemitism in Poland; meeting people who hated Poles; bringing food and clothes to Jews hiding in a nearby forest during the war; returning to Poland long after the war and visiting Auschwitz; and speaking to groups and organizations about her experiences during the war.
    Irene G. Opdyke
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1987 May 02

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Opdyke, Irene Gut, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Irene Opdyke on May 2, 1987 for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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