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May 21, 2003
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Irene Gut Opdyke, a native of Poland who agreed to serve as a German officer’s mistress to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust, died Saturday at 85. In 1940, Opdyke, who was later named a Righteous Gentile, befriended 12 Jews who were forced to work as dressmakers and tailors for the Nazis in Tarnopol, Poland.

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