Irene Opdyke

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: Polish Holocaust survivor who during World War II agreed to serve as a German officer's mistress to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust, whose 1999 memoir In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Survivor is being turned into a movie, and who was named a "Righteous Gentile" by the Israeli government who planted a tree in her honor at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.

 

 

Cause of Death: Accidental fall

 

Born: May 5, 1918

 

Died: May 17, 2003

 

Location: Yorba Linda, California