For decades, Russian-born Bannister hid her holocaust diaries in her Tennessee home---until sharing them with her husband, Henry, before her death. Published for the first time, her journals reveal the trauma the 14-year-old suffered when the Nazis murdered her parents---and lessons she learned about forgiveness amid the brutality of a concentration camp. 304 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she had kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust. This book reveals that story. Nonnas childhood writings, revisited in her late adulthood, tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl from a family that had known wealth and privilege, then exposed to German labor camps, learned the value of human life and the importance of forgiveness. This story of loss, of love, and of forgiveness is one you will not forget.