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Stella's Secret: A True Story of Holocaust Survival

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  97 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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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Jane
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Linda
Feb 13, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dyana
Jan 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very short book and a quick read. Interesting but somewhat detached. Not my favorite book, but still worth the read.
Rachel
Jun 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. My college friend, Skylar, is the granddaughter of Stella, and I had never had the chance to read this book. It is a very easy read. You will not be disappointed.
Kathy
Dec 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good story made better by keeping the author's dialect, inflection, and voice intact, irregular grammar and all. :)
Sarah
Not one of the best holocaust books I've read and not very well written but reads easily enough.
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