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The Secret Holocaust Diary Analysis

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The Secret Holocaust Diaries, written by Nonna Bannister with Denise George and Carolyn Tomlin, is about the life of Nonna Bannister during the Holocaust and the story of her survival. Nonna and her mother were taken from Russia to Germany by the Germans and had to go to work camps. While on the train ride to Germany the two experienced some very disturbing and hard to deal with situations, but they made it to their first assignment which was at a carton factory. Not long after, the Germans moved the family to work at a hospital. When it was Nonna's 16th birthday, some unsettling news came that her mom had been missing, and also Nonna’s birthday was the day when the Germans bombed the hospital. Later that day Nonna begins searching for her mother and after searching for a very long time she came to the conclusion that her mom was gone. While the bombing of the hospital took place, the Americans found the concentration camps and the survivors were freed and so was Nonna. Nonna Bannister with Denise George and Carolyn Tomlin uses interesting styles such as diction and changes of point of view. The interesting diction that was added to the book after Nonna Bannister had written her journals. George and Tomlin added small descriptive paragraphs throughout the book to describe some unclear phrases or words that were written by Nonna. An example of George and Tomlin’s added diction is when they further go into depth about the mentioning of Nonna’s Grandfather’s portrait. When
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