Download My Mother's Secret: Based on a True Holocaust Story Audiobook

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Author: J. L. Witterick Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781494587925
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Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are simple, ordinary people until 1939, when the Nazis invade their homeland. Providing shelter to Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland is a death sentence, but Franciszka and Helena do exactly that. In their tiny home in Sokal, they hide a Jewish family in a loft above their pigsty, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchen, and a defecting German soldier in the attic—each party completely unknown to the others. For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commander.

Told simply and succinctly from four different perspectives, My Mother's Secret is a testament to the kindness, courage, and generosity of ordinary people who chose to be extraordinary. Download and start listening now!

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  • A reflection of our own era, a reminder of how far wrong we can be led…an important book. Joseph Kertes, author of Gratitude

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About the Author

JL Witterick grew up in Canada, experiencing the multi-cultural environment which influenced her thinking about how different people can live in harmony. She has always been interested in Holocaust stories, finding the courage of many during this period to be touching and inspirational. She loves to write and wanted her debut novel to be meaningful.

About the Narrator

Elizabeth Wiley, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a seasoned actor, dialect coach, and theater professor. In addition to her growing portfolio of audiobooks, her voice can be heard in The Idea of America, Colonial Williamsburg’s virtual learning curriculum; in Paul Meier’s e-textbook Speaking Shakespeare; and modeling US-English on one of the world’s top language-learning products.