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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,807 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nonna Bannister, Denise George, Carolyn Tomlin Narrator: Rebecca Gallagher Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a book for the ages.”

    Dr. Edward J. Coyne, Sr., Samford University

  • “This diary presents a unique historical and cultural insight into Russian life before and after the Holocaust.”

    Neta B. McKnight, professor of radiography, Jackson State Community College

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 2/17/2014

    " This book had a lot of good quotes and thoughts in it that made me think. The storyline is really good, but it is a little scattered. I felt really connected to this little girl by the end of the book, and my heart hurt for all she had to see and experience. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Laurie Esposito | 2/9/2014

    " I feel that while the author certainly has an interesting story to tell, she should have gotten help putting it into a format that was not painful to read. While I understand that some of the "charm" of this book is the notes the author makes to herself and that it is her own words, but I found it redundant and boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 2/4/2014

    " Incredible account preserved & kept hidden from everyone until the last 10 years of her life. Unique view into the Holocaust. Haunting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peggy | 1/25/2014

    " Nonna Bannister hid the true story of her past even from her husband and children until the 1980's, and asked that it only be shared after her passing. Although like all Holocaust stories there is horror and pain, over half of this book is her memories of her childhood as a granddaughter of a Cossack to the last Tzar, and a childhood rich in the old Russian traditions that still lingered in some areas for the privileged until WWII was well underway. She lost her entire family, but carried their memories and teachings in her heart until she was ready to share them with others. Not as easy read, but captivating and well worth it. Rest in Peace Nonna. "

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