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