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The Israeli Holocaust Commission recognized Irene Gut Opdyke (1922-2003) one of the Righteous Among the Nations, a distinction granted to people who risked their lives by assisting and saving Jews during the Holocaust. In a ceremony at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, she was awarded the Israel Medal of Honor, Israel's highest honor. She received a special praise from the Pope. Her tale is featured in the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.'s permanent exhibit. Jennifer Armstrong is a multi-award-winning novelist best recognized for her historical and historical fiction works. The American Story: 100 Real Stories from American History, Shattered, and Shipwreck at the Bottom of the Earth are among the titles.