This book held my attention from the first page.
A fascinating read from beginning to end, "Regina's Closet" is a welcome and very highly recommended addition to community library 20th Century Biography collections.
I applaud Diana Raab for recognizing the significance and beauty of her grandmother's words and for taking the initiative to share this intimate journey with us.
I am happy this book was a very quick read because it was very depressing. I have read dozens of book about Eastern European Jews and their survival from Pogroms to the Holocaust. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Madelynne Reed
I enjoyed the story and the glimpse into the lives of Regina, her daughter and granddaughter. This book has an intimate look at the experiences of living through war and the... Read morePublished on March 31, 2009 by Kathleen~ Kwilt2@aol.com
The discovery of her grandmother's diary, three decades after her suicide, leads Diana Raole on a journey into her grandmother's past. Read morePublished on December 31, 2008 by Christine M. Irvin
All of us have locked closets where family secrets lay untouched and buried under long forgotten or never known memories of family structure. Read morePublished on April 2, 2008 by Linda Lee Branch
Regina's Closet is the story of two women: Diana Raab and her grandmother, Regina Klein. "I was ten years old the morning I found my grandmother dead," Raab writes of the... Read morePublished on December 14, 2007 by Susan
Regina's Closet is a rare glimpse into the private world of a young Jewish girl who lived through the nightmare of life in Eastern Europe in the years prior to World War II. Read morePublished on November 27, 2007 by Marla Leader
Regina's Closet is a most compelling, educational, and truly awe-inspiring book. Diana Raab tells the story of how finding her beloved grandmother's diary which was replete with... Read morePublished on November 7, 2007 by Stuart Ulrich
To a whole new generation of young adults in America, World War II is very ancient history and something that they do not perceive as having any relevance to their lives and... Read morePublished on October 6, 2007 by Midwest Book Review
All families have histories; all families have secrets. But for immigrants whose voyage to America was filled with loss, war, persecution, and despair, elders may withhold... Read morePublished on September 25, 2007 by Dr. Shirley Budhos