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The Librarian of Auschwitz

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Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezí­n ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the extraordinary story of a courageous girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during one of the darkest chapters of human history.

For more stories of girls and women living through the WWII period, including numerous stories related to the Holocaust, visit our WWII / Holocaust section.

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"Drawing on his own interviews with Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus, who now lives in Israel, Spanish author Iturbe describes the horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenau in unflinching, straightforward prose (smoothly translated by Thwaites) that reflects his journalism background....Iturbe interweaves the names and stories of other survivors and victims of Auschwitz, turning the narrative into a monument of remembrance and history. All but guaranteed to send readers searching for more information, this is an unforgettable, heartbreaking novel." -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 13 and up
Author Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites (translation)
ISBN 1627796185
Publication Date Oct 10, 2017
Publisher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Language English