The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-15
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

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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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. XI
Introductionp. XV
Prologuep. XXI
Train to Agony
Boarding the Trainp. 3
Baby Sarahp. 7
Life Before the War
Family Backgroundp. 15
Mama's Familyp. 23
Educating Annap. 27
Move to Taganrogp. 31
Move to Rostov-on-Donp. 37
A Day in the Parkp. 41
The Depression in Russia: Stalin's Powerp. 45
Winter Vacation with Babushka at the Dachap. 49
Our Journey by Trainp. 53
Homecoming Welcomep. 59
Our Fun Time Beginsp. 65
Christmas Church Servicep. 71
Christmas Day: 1932p. 79
Reflections on Childhoodp. 87
Back to Reality: 1933p. 91
Troubled Times: 1933-34p. 97
Changing Times: 1934-35p. 101
Wine-Tasting Timep. 105
Times of Uncertainty: 1937p. 109
Remembrancesp. 115
Germany Attacks Russiap. 121
Preparations for the Invasionp. 127
Our World Begins to Crumblep. 133
Papa Is Found in Hidingp. 137
My Last Minutes with Papap. 145
Papa's Burialp. 151
Life without Papap. 155
Surviving the German Occupation of Konstantinowkap. 163
The Agony Continues
August 1942p. 175
The End of the Linep. 183
Identification Patchesp. 189
Labor Camp, Our First Assignment: 1942p. 193
The Break: Spring 1943p. 203
Loss of Mama: September 1943p. 211
Survival to the Endp. 223
Last Message from Mamap. 233
Searching for Mama: Merxhausen Hospitalp. 243
New Life
The Final Arrangementsp. 249
"October 1989: Americans"p. 254
Afterwordp. 255
Life with Nonnap. 257
"Is This It? Is This All?"p. 263
Documentsp. 267
Genealogyp. 275
Chronologyp. 277
Glossary of Names and Placesp. 289
About the Authorp. 293
Acknowledgmentsp. 297
About the Editorsp. 299
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