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The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister: Nonna Bannister, Denise George, Carolyn Tomlin

Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust while learning compassion and love for her fellow human beings. Nonna’s writings tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl, born into a family that had known wealth and privileges, was exposed to the concentration camps and learned the value of human life and the importance of forgiveness.

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The Uprising at Babi Yar - The Syrets Deathcamp (Boomer Book Series): Othniel J. Seiden

The horrors and event that took place at Babi Yar, outside Kiev in the Ukraine, are little known by people outside the Ukraine. But the horrors of this portion of the Jewish Holocaust need to be brought to light. The Hebrew Historical fiction book “The Remnant - the Jewish Resistance in WWII,” began this process.

The horrendous massacre of over 100,000 Jews at Babi Yar and more than twice that number of other prisoners and Russian captives has been well documented, but few have ever heard about the death camp at that ravine of death.

The bizarre goings on at Babi Yar attests to the inhuman actions and motives of the Nazis. Furthermore Babi Yar was one of the few death camps where there was a mass revolt and escape effort by the prisoners.

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Looking for Sarah - A Story of Survival: M. G. Silver

Tsarist Russia, 1916. A young Jewish girl misses a train and is left behind as her family flees the Russian pogroms for Argentina. Forced to build a life in the Soviet Union, she never gives up hope of an escape and when she finds her long-lost brother she makes the agonizing decision to defect. This defection becomes a closely guarded secret in the family she leaves behind in Moscow. But when many years later her great-granddaughter Sonya becomes romantically involved with the son of an important Soviet official, the secret is conveniently exposed. Sonya’s relationship ends. Devastated and unexpectedly pregnant, Sonya sets out to learn more about her great-grandmother and, as a result, leads her family to make a decision that will forever change their lives.

A remarkable and compelling story, Looking for Sarah paints a vivid picture of what it was like for Jewish women to come of age, live, and survive during the Russian Revolution, Stalin’s purges, the Holocaust and the institutionalized anti-Semitism of the Soviet State.

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Transit Point Moscow: Bernard Asbell, Gerald Amster

In l976, Jerry Amster, young and footloose in Amsterdam, agreed to carry a package from Kuala Lumpur back to Amsterdam. Short of cash and eager for adventure, Amster agreed, no questions asked. His return flight took him through Moscow where he was arrested for carrying suitcases filled with 62 pounds of heroin.

Sentenced to seven years, Amster was sent to Gulag 5-1 in the remote forests of Mordova. After two years, he brought off a spectacular escape, assisted by a woman prison doctor who had become his lover. Then began the worst of his trials: six terrifying months in Moscow, locked in a safe house of an underground network, that he left only rarely. When he did, he carried a card that identified him as a deaf mute. Finally, he negotiated a deal with the Soviet Foreign Ministry that would result in his release and return to America.

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