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Oral history interview with Irene Opdyke

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

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.


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Interviewee
Irene G. Opdyke
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
interview:  1987 May 02
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:47:45
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