The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center is delighted to present the premier South Florida Screening of Irena’s Vow, in cooperation with Quiver Distribution.

Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy. 19-year-old Irena Gut is promoted to housekeeper in the home of a highly respected Nazi officer when she finds out that the Jewish ghetto is about to be liquidated. Determined to help twelve Jewish workers, she decides to shelter them in the safest place she can think of: the basement of the German commandant’s house. Over the next two years, Irena uses her wit, humor, and courage to hide her friends until the end of the German occupation, concealing them in the midst of countless Nazi parties, a blackmail scheme, and even the birth of a child. Her story is one of the most inspiring of our time.

The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center had the privilege and honor of taking Irena Gut Opdyke’s stirring eyewitness testimony on February 22, 1990, and this is what she had to say at the end of her interview: “We have to remember that the people that went through the horror, the Survivors, the Rescuers, we all have responsibility to tell. To tell the stories so the future generation because if now the new, the new SS, you know, the skinheads, if they now – they are saying Holocaust never happened. What will be when we die? And it is up to us. The time is short. We have to do our job. This is our responsibility for the future generations.”

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Holocaust Documentation & Education Center
303 N. Federal Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004

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“Chemistry is everything in movies, and Archambault has made a seriously gripping film that seems almost like a light-hearted fable but never flinches from the horrors of the Holocaust. A real standing ovation for Irena’s Vow. Amazing movie. Best picture nominee” – Roger Friedman, ShowBiz411

“In a tough, demanding, non-stop centrepiece role, the marvelous young actress Sophie Nélisse from the hit TV series Yellowjackets demands undivided attention”  – Rex Reed, Observer

“Authentic, brutal, heartrending, and inspiring. Irena’s Vow is a triumph” – Reel News Daily