Nonna Bannister, Denise George, Carolyn Tomlin – The Secret Holocaust Diaries

For half a century, a terrible secret lay hidden, locked in a trunk in an attic… photos, official documents, and scraps of a diary written by a young girl. “The time has come when I must share my life story… some facts from the past that could make a contribution, however small it may be, to the history of mankind.”

The Secret Holocaust Diaries is a haunting eyewitness account of Nonna Lisowskaja Bannister, a remarkable Russian-American woman who saw and survived unspeakable evils as a young girl.

For half a century, she kept her story secret while living a normal American life. She locked all her photos, documents, diaries, and dark memories from World War II in a trunk. Late in life, she unlocked the trunk, first for herself, then for her husband, and now for the rest of the world. Nonna’s story is one of suffering, torture, and death – but also of incredible acts of kindness that show the ultimate triumph of faith and love over despair and evil.

The Secret Holocaust Diaries is in part a tragedy, yet it’s also an unforgettable true story about forgiveness, courage, and hope.

Author: Nonna Bannister, Denise George, Carolyn Tomlin
Narrator: Rebecca Gallagher
Duration: 7 hours 35 minutes
Released: 9 Feb 2006
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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I really enjoyed reading this book and especially hearing the person behind the book. This made me tear up knowing she couldnt find her momma and to see what she had to endure.