The Librarian Of Auschwitz


Fourteen-year-old Dita is imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz and selected to be the librarian of the eight smuggled books that the school possesses. There are also six “living books” that are stories remembered and told by other detainees at the Family Camp, Block 31. The school is a secret school, as teaching the children to read is forbidden. Spanish author Iturbe describes the horrors of the death camp in straightforward prose. This sophisticated novel with mature themes is based on the experiences of real life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus. mjw
Title: The Librarian Of Auschwitz
Author: Antonio Iturbe
: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company
: 2017
Original Language
: Spanish
: Lilit Thwaites
Original Title
: La Bibliotecaria de Auschwitz
Original Publisher
: Editorial Planeta
Original Copyright
: 2012
: 978-1627796187
Hardcover pages
: 432
Age range
: 12 up
: Historical Fiction
Book setting
: Poland
Author’s ethnicity
: Spanish
Author’s residence
: Spain
: Books and reading, Concentration camps, Germany, Holocaust, Jews, Libraries

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