The Secret of Priest’s Grotto combines natural history and family
history to tell the remarkable story of the Stermer family, an extended
Jewish family that survived the Holocaust by hiding in the labyrinth of
Ukrainian caves known as Priest’s Grotto to escape Nazi persecution.
Available Spring 2007

In 2003, while exploring this remote cluster of caves, a team of
experienced cavers and adventurers, including the authors, unexpectedly
uncover artifacts indicating that the caves had once been inhabited.
Following the clues, the explorers discover an astonishing and poignant
story of a family who endured a perilous life underground and survived to
recount their story.

‘This is an extraordinary story of survival’ – one that has no paralleL “- Stephen
Feinstein,Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies,University f

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