Authors recount story of survival in Holocaust cave
Christos Nicola and Peter Lane Taylor came upon a story that’s part Indiana Jones and part “The Diary of Ann Frank.”
And it’s all true.
On Monday at 7 p.m., Mr. Nicola and Mr. Taylor will be at Mellow Theater at Lackawanna College to discuss their book, “The Secret of Priest’s Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story,” which tells the story of an archaeological dig that turned up the extraordinary tale of a Jewish family’s survival during the Holocaust.
The free talk, which will include a question-and-answer session, reception and book signing, is being presented by the Holocaust Education Resource Center. For reservations, call 961-2300, ext.4.
Mr. Nicola and Mr. Taylor also will speak at the 19th annual Teen Symposium on the Holocaust, set for Tuesday and Wednesday at Marywood University.
The plot of “The Secret of Priest’s Grotto” sounds like something conjured by a Hollywood movie studio, but it’s 100 percent factual.
In the early 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Mr. Nicola, an experienced caver, was invited to take part in an expedition exploring a series of gypsum caves in western Ukraine.