Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

The librarian of Auschwitz, Antonio Iturbe ; translated by Lilit Thwaites - paperback

Summary
Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust. 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
Language
eng
Literary form
fiction
Edition
First Square Fish edition.
Note
Includes a previously unpublished section, "Seven miraculous years."
Physical description
447 pages, 21 cm
ISBN
9781250211682

Library Locations

  • Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

    14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US
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