Stella’s Secret is the inspirational memoir of how a young girl and her mother survive the most hellish conditions of the ghetto and the deathcamps at Auschwitz, Birkenau and Bergen Belsen. But it is Stella’s voice, the amazing way that she tells her story, that makes this Holocaust story so unique, powerful and endearing. The reader listens to Stella’s stunning simplicity of expression, her use of Polish and Yiddish phrases, her humor, her all-so-frequent grammatical errors – and is charmed. It is a story that only Stella Yollin can tell, and it can only be told in Stella’s sweet and incomparable way.
Dr. Jerry Jennings is a clinical psychologist and award-winning screenwriter and writer. He has published nearly 50 journal articles, book chapters and books. His latest book, THE MINDFULNESS TOOLKIT FOR COUNSELORS, TEACHERS, COACHES & CLINICIANS OF YOUTH (Neari Press), brings the power of mindfulness to adolescents. Dedicated to preserving and honoring the personal stories of Holocaust survivors, Dr. Jennings has published three Holocaust memoirs on behalf of survivors: STELLA'S SECRET, DARKNESS HIDES THE FLOWERS, and I CHOOSE LIFE. The latter book is featured in an award-winning website video titled, "Yes, That's My Father" by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for its World Memory Project" in partnership with Ancestry.com. Dr. Jennings has won or placed in numerous screenplay competitions for several different scripts, including comedies, dramas, thrillers and more. He has optioned three screenplays.