Irene Gut Opdyke

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  • Summary: Memories Of A Holocaust Rescuer

    ghetto (Armstrong 84).” In 1942, Irene was twenty years old when she saw a German soldier kill a Jewish infant which changed her life. Irene was hired to work at in the kitchen of a hotel by Major Edward Rügemer, there she would sneak food to the Jewish people in the Radom Ghetto. Eventually, Irene started secretly let them escape into the forest and still bring them food. Then, she was asked Rügemer to work in his villa. While she was working there Irene withheld twelve Jewish people in…

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  • Atticus Finch: A True Hero

    everyone should follow. A person that has set an example before Atticus’ time is Irene Gut Opdyke. She was a woman who defines righteousness based on her work in the Holocaust. Irene helped Jews in concentration camps secretly, proving that any person can help even if they are not doing much. Heroes are brave no matter what the consequence, showing immense amounts of selflessness for others. A person who compares to Opdyke is Atticus Finch. Thesis…

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  • Informative Essay On The Holocaust

    details what occurred in the holocaust like the axis powers German, Italy, Japan and how they signed the Tripartite Pact on September 27, 1940. Also, how Nazis surrender on May 8, 1945, which is known as V-Day. For the courage to care award I chose Irene Gut Opdyke out of the 4 contestants because she was willing to put herself more out there to help other people, she risked her body by getting raped by trying to save other, she escaped execution multiple times to keep saving others, and last…

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  • WWII Effects On Humanity

    The aftermath of World War II (WWII) on Earth showed the reality and the selfishness of humanity. Large events in history such as the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki along with the Holocaust shows evidence of the terrible things that mankind has done simply because of stronger forces influencing them. The bombing of Hiroshima was America’s plan to drop an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, and Nagasaki. One of the reasons for this was to get some sort of revenge for the bombing of…

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  • The Destruction Of Humanity Analysis

    Hitler’s plans of destruction and agonizing pain that he brought to the Jews was not expected by citizens, soldiers, and the nations around the world. In January 30, 1933 Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany. He began removing all other political parties, and soon the Nazi party was the only party left which enables him to carry out the Final Solution. The Nazi soldiers acted systematically in order to exterminate more than six million Jews. Throughout World War Two the actions…

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