Book about the holocaust





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Brian Goldstein

"I have always had an acute interest in history as it relates to the Holocaust. When I read My Mother's Secret, it took my breath away. I highly recommend this book, especially to young people who will be greatly inspired by the story."

Brian Goldstein
President, CCMH

"I have always had an acute interest in history as it relates to the Holocaust. When I read My Mother's Secret, it took my breath away. I highly recommend this book, especially to young people who will be greatly inspired by the story."

Brian Goldstein
President, CCMH

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Mary Throop

"The writing is exquisite... simple, yet profound. the story will take you on a heartfelt journey."

Mary Throop
President, Summerhill Capital

"The writing is exquisite... simple, yet profound. the story will take you on a heartfelt journey."

Mary Throop
President, Summerhill Capital

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Richard

"It is a luxury to be able to read lots and lots of books; most are enjoyable, but some make you stop and think. this book is one of those-it has a Jonathan Livingston Seagull quality to it."

Richard S. Self,
RBC Global Asser Management and Phillips, Hager & North

"It is a luxury to be able to read lots and lots of books; most are enjoyable, but some make you stop and think. this book is one of those-it has a Jonathan Livingston Seagull quality to it."

Richard S. Self,
RBC Global Asser Management and Phillips, Hager & North

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Ted Manziaris

"Unbelievable! What an amazing read! I LOVED this story."

Ted Manziaris
Turtle Island Recycling Corporation

"Unbelievable! What an amazing read! I LOVED this story."

Ted Manziaris
Turtle Island Recycling Corporation

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Kim Shannon

"An inspiring story that deals with choices, decisions, values, courage, and life's meaning. It teaches and inspires. My favourite quote and message to live by is: 'Your actions with time become your character'-reminding us to live mindfully and with integrity."

Kim Shannon
President and CIO, Sionna Investment Manager

"An inspiring story that deals with choices, decisions, values, courage, and life's meaning. It teaches and inspires. My favourite quote and message to live by is: 'Your actions with time become your character'-reminding us to live mindfully and with integrity."

Kim Shannon
President and CIO, Sionna Investment Manager

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Pat Gullane

"This is a captivating story of amazing courage and heroism. It brings to life a reminder of the atrocities that should never be forgotten. Readers of all ages will find inspiration in these pages."

Dr. Pat Gullane
Order of Canada

"This is a captivating story of amazing courage and heroism. It brings to life a reminder of the atrocities that should never be forgotten. Readers of all ages will find inspiration in these pages."

Dr. Pat Gullane
Order of Canada

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Trevor Dighton

"I was taken by the story. It is beautifully written, moving, and lovely."

Trevor Dighton
CFO and Executive Director, G4S

"I was taken by the story. It is beautifully written, moving, and lovely."

Trevor Dighton
CFO and Executive Director, G4S

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Barb Simpson

"From the moment I started to read My Mother's Scecret, I couldn't put it down. It captivated me. I just loved it!"

Barb Simpson
Vice President International Banking, Bank of Nova Scotia

"From the moment I started to read My Mother's Scecret, I couldn't put it down. It captivated me. I just loved it!"

Barb Simpson
Vice President International Banking, Bank of Nova Scotia

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Alexandra

"I really loved the whole book. Every sentence was enthralling. It was a prefect balance of danger, romance, and history"

Alexandra Philp
13

"I really loved the whole book. Every sentence was enthralling. It was a prefect balance of danger, romance, and history"

Alexandra Philp
13

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Arnold

"I see great possibilities for this book to promote peace and understanding."

Dr. Arnold Noyek
Founder, CISEPO

"I see great possibilities for this book to promote peace and understanding."

Dr. Arnold Noyek
Founder, CISEPO

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Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky

“In "My Mother’s Secret”, a new level of Heroism is revealed … a heroism where no wow or admiration was given. True heroism is when no one sees or knows! A truly inspiring and breathtaking book.”

Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky

“In "My Mother’s Secret”, a new level of Heroism is revealed … a heroism where no wow or admiration was given. True heroism is when no one sees or knows! A truly inspiring and breathtaking book.”

Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky

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Blog

Talking With The Author Of ‘My Mother’s Secret’

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Talking With The Author Of ‘My Mother’s Secret’

“Witterick will be talking about My Mother’s Secret: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story this Friday night (Jan. 31) at the Carrollwood Barnes and Noble.” Click Here to Listen to the...

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J.L. Witterick, author of “My Mother’s Secret”

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J.L. Witterick, author of “My Mother’s Secret” shares her story of writing and publishing her debut novel with iUniverse.

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Forest Hill author J.L. Witterick pens first novel about the Holocaust

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“When she first learned the story of little-known Second World War hero Franciszka and her daughter Helena Halamajowa, first-time author J.L. (Jenny) Witterick felt it would resonate with the general public. She could not have been more right…” Click to read the...

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Book Reading at the Lodzer Synagogue.

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The Lodzer Synagogue 12 Heaton St. Toronto. (Bathurst & Sheppard)   A Sublime Masterpiece, One of 2013s Best Books! This book has my strongest recommendation and should be considered one of the best books of 2013. Andre Lawrence is a top reviewer for Amazon in the US, Canada, and the UK.   This book moved me to tears, It is hard to get through this book without tears in your eyes. Once I started reading it I could not put it down. The book is inspired by the story of Franciszka Halamajowa who saved fifteen Jews by hiding them in...

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House of Anne Frank: Trip to Amsterdam

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House of Anne Frank: Trip to Amsterdam

I was recently in Amsterdam and visited the Anne Frank house.  I read her diary again and was taken with how insightful she was at such a young age. It feels surreal to be at the house where she was hiding.  I can’t imagine the constant fear that they had to endure. I have included pictures of Anne as well as the house and diary so you can see them too.       JL...

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“My Mother’s Secret”: Unlikely Heroines In A Hellish Time – The Daily Beast

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Franciszka and Helena Halamajowa were two ordinary Poles with the extraordinary courage to hide Jews and a defecting German soldier in their attic during WWII. J.L Witterick on her new novel on the women who risked their lives to save their neighbors. Read the rest of the article here Jenny...

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Quill & Quire:Penguin Canada gives self-published novel a boost

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The latest self-publishing success to land at a major house is by a first-time Canadian author. J.L. Witterick’s My Mother’s Secret has sold 15,000 print copies in Canada since being self-published six months ago. The runaway sales – mostly via Amazon and Indigo – caught the attention of Penguin Canada, which re-released the novel earlier this month (it appeared in the U.S. under the Putnam imprint). The book has also sold in Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and other territories. Witterick says she was...

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Riding for Baycrest

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Riding for Baycrest

Elayne has a background in Holocaust studies and was instrumental in helping to make My Mother’s Secret authentic with her insights.I think she is such a caring and giving person. Here she is riding to raise money for Baycrest. Way to go Elayne! I am proud to support her in any way I can. JL Witterick

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