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Stella's Secret: A True Story of Holocaust Survival
Stella’s Secret is the inspirational memoir of how a young girl and her mother survive the most hellish conditions of the ghetto and the deathcamps at Auschwitz, Birkenau and Bergen Belsen. But it is Stella’s voice, the amazing way that she tells her story, that makes this Holocaust story so unique, powerful and endearing. The reader listens to Stella’s stunning simplicity ...more
Kindle Edition, 92 pages
Published January 14th 2005 by Xlibris
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This book has a warmth and charm that I never expected in a Holocaust memoir. Though terrible things happen, I was inspired and uplifted by Stella's personality and attitudes. The writing is rich with Stella’s accented and grammatically flawed English, and really brings her to life. It feels like you are sitting with her as she tells her story. This author has written two other Holocaust memoirs which I recommend - Darkness Hides the Flowers, and I Choose Life. They both also capture the perso ...more
Another memoir of a Polish Jew who survived the Holocaust. As with many other survivors, Stella remained silent for forty years; absolutely refusing to speak of the horror, even with her family. It was in the 80's, when pro-nazis spoke out claiming the Holocaust was all a hoax, that she opened up and then spent years telling her experiences to audiences.