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In My Hands

(1999)
Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
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When World War II began, Irene Gutowna was a 17-year-old Polish nursing student. Six years later, she writes in this inspiring memoir, "I felt a million years old." In the intervening time she was separated from her family, raped by Russian soldiers, and forced to work in a hotel serving German officers. Sickened by the suffering inflicted on the local Jews, Irene began leaving food under the walls of the ghetto. Soon she was scheming to protect the Jewish workers she supervised at the hotel, and then hiding them in the lavish villa where she served as housekeeper to a German major. When he discovered them in the house, Gutowna became his mistress to protect her friends--later escaping him to join the Polish partisans during the Germans' retreat. The author presents her extraordinary heroism as the inevitable result of small steps taken over time, but her readers will not agree as they consume this thrilling adventure story, which also happens to be a drama of moral choice and courage. Although adults will find Irene's tale moving, it is appropriately published as a young adult book. Her experiences while still in her teens remind adolescents everywhere that their actions count, that the power to make a difference is in their hands. --Wendy Smith

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August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 1-4395-2661-3 / 978-1-4395-2661-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-08-11
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November 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: In My Hands
Author(s): Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-606-32784-3 / 978-0-606-32784-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: In My Hands (Abridged) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Jennifer Armstrong, Irene Opdyke
ISBN: 1-4177-3950-9 / 978-1-4177-3950-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: In My Hands Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-606-20721-X / 978-0-606-20721-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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April 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: In My Hands: Memories Of A Holocaust Rescuer (Digest Edition) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Jennifer Armstrong, Irene Opdyke
ISBN: 0-613-49500-4 / 978-0-613-49500-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Survivor
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-7569-1361-6 / 978-0-7569-1361-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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August 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Opdyke
ISBN: 0-679-89181-1 / 978-0-679-89181-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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August 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Opdyke
ISBN: 0-679-99181-6 / 978-0-679-99181-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke
ISBN: 0-553-53884-5 / 978-0-553-53884-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: In My Hands
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-552-56123-1 / 978-0-552-56123-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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September 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke
ISBN: 0-553-49411-2 / 978-0-553-49411-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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April 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke
ISBN: 0-385-72032-7 / 978-0-385-72032-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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January 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-552-54716-6 / 978-0-552-54716-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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August 1999 : USA Paperback

Title: In My Hands Excerpt Brochure
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-676-78158-6 / 978-0-676-78158-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke
ISBN: 0-399-56459-4 / 978-0-399-56459-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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1999 : USA Audio CD
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-307-70576-5 / 978-0-307-70576-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: In My Hands
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN: 0-8072-8343-6 / 978-0-8072-8343-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Opdyke
ISBN: 0-553-52658-8 / 978-0-553-52658-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

October 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: In My Hands
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke, Jennifer Armstrong
Publisher: RHCP Digital
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December 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Author(s): Irene Gut Opdyke
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Availability: Amazon CA