"Irena's Vow" is the story of Irena Gut Opdyke, a young Polish Catholic woman who took unimaginable risks and paid an unspeakable personal price to save the lives of 12 Jews by hiding them in the basement of the villa where she was virtually enslaved by a German major during World War II.
"I love, admire, and will eternally raise money for Israel because I am well aware that she takes bullets for me. She is my life insurance."
"It's not easy to understand how a nation can reclaim itself after 5,000 years of banishment, occupation, and inhumane treatment by so many peoples of the world...
In a life-imitating art moment, Tovah Feldshuh sits in her Broadway dressing room animatedly discussing politics. Feldshuh -- the one-woman star of the play "Golda's Balcony" -- has already transformed herself from an old, disheveled Golda Meir and is reviewing her day in Albany, where she lobbied the state government for more funding for the arts.
She is amazed that the senators gave her a standing ovation.
"Because they have me confused with Golda Meir, I suppose," she muses.