My Mother’s Secret: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story

By | March 21, 2019
My Mother's Secret: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story Author J.L. Witterick
ISBN-10 0425274810
ISBN-13 9780425274811
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Berkley
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Inspired by a true story My Mothers Secret is a captivating and ultimately uplifting tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis a fleeing German soldier and the mother and daughter who save them all 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 atticeach 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 perspectivesall under one roofMy Mothers Secret is a testament to the kindness courage and generosity of ordinary people who chose to be extraordinary

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