An utterly amazing, true, first-person account of one girl's experience in wartime. Irene Gut Opdyke was a Catholic Polish nursing student when WWII broke out. She soon became mired in the horrors of central Europe as, at various times, a partisan, a refugee, a housekeeper to the Nazis and, over all, as a heroine. She singlehandedly saved the lives of at least 16 Jewish people from the Holocaust.
Now living in America and aged 77, Irene, with the help of a respected historical novelist, has told her story with all the power and passion that such a remarkable history can inspire.
"Deserves to take its place with The Diary of Anne Frank on school reading lists... a brave, inspiring story"
"a haunting book"
"Really excellent... one of those books that you must read... one of the most astonishing stories I have ever read... a truly inspirational life story"
"It is a book which lingers... an epic to match any heroic saga ... a poignant and exhilirating portrait"