Brown University


My Mother's Secret

by J.L. Witterick
Putnam, September 2013   ISBN: 978-039916854-3
Price: $19.95

The international bestselling novel based on a true Holocaust story.

"Based on a true story, My Mother's Secret is about a Polish woman who along with her daughter, risk their own lives to save others. Taking place during the Holocaust, the store details the day to day lives of Helena, the daughter, and her mother as well as gives background on the two Jewish families and one German soldier who were hidden in one tiny house unbeknownst to each other. My Mother's Secret shows that despite the risk and the hatred, some people still understand that we are all human.”

— Reviewed by Heidi