The Secret of Priest's Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story

Author(s) Peter Lane Taylor
Illustrator(s) Christos Nicola
Age Group 10-12
Publisher Kar-Ben Publishing
ISBN 978-1580132619
Year 2007

This account describes how three Ukrainian Jewish families survived the Holocaust by hiding in a cave near their village for 344 days. Sixty years later, in 2003, caver Christos Nicola explored the cave and found signs of human habitation. His Internet searches eventually connected him with some of the survivors, from whom he learned how 38 people, including toddlers and a 75-year-old grandmother, fled the Nazis and lived in four underground rooms, sealed off from the outside world.