Sunday, August 30, 2009
Welcome to The Secret Holocaust Diaries Blog. My name is John Bannister, Nonna's son, and I will be sharing pictures of Nonna and information that hopefully will interest the readers of her book. My mother spent several years near the end of her life organizing and translating diaries she had written as a young girl in Russia. She struggled with having to relive these painful memories and it took a toll on her health, but she was commited to getting everything she chose to share on paper, so that as many people as possible could read about past atrocities, with the prayer that they would never again occur. Nonna started her life over in 1950 when she came to America, and with the help of divine guidance, she was lucky to meet Henry and spend the next fifty-three years with this loving man. I hope to share with you things about the Nonna I knew, the strong mother and wife that never quit when faced with adversity. Her attitude towards life and the strength she showed is continuing be unveiled even after her death. May this special woman touch many lives as they learn more about her.