IRENE GUT WAS just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.
“No matter how many Holocaust stories one has read, this one is a must, for its impact is so powerful.”—School Library Journal, Starred
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Only a girl. That's what Irene Gut was when the nightmare of WWII began and her life was changed forever. Stories of Holocaust survival abound but you will never read a memoir like this. I cried at the end. Hard. For what she went through and for all those she could not save. To say she had courage tells but a fraction of the story. She was only a girl but she risked her life over and over again to help people she didn't even know. Unforgettable. I don't think she will ever leave my mind.