The librarian of Auschwitz /

by Iturbe, Antonio [author.]; Thwaites, Lilit Žekulin [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Godwin Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2017.Edition: First American edition.Description: 423 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781627796187; 1627796185.Language note: Translated from the Spanish.Subject(s): Kraus, Dita, 1929- -- Juvenile fiction | Auschwitz (Concentration camp) -- Juvenile fiction | Concentration camps -- Juvenile fiction | Child concentration camp inmates -- Juvenile fiction | Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction | Jews -- Czechoslovakia -- History -- Juvenile fiction | Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Juvenile fiction | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Czechoslovakia -- Juvenile fiction | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Juvenile fiction | Czechoslovakia -- History -- 1938-1945 -- Juvenile fiction | Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Juvenile fiction | Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction | Books and reading -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Biographical fiction | Historical fiction | War fiction | Biographical fiction | Historical fictionSummary: 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.
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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. Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.

Translated from the Spanish.

"First published in Spain by Editorial Planeta in 2012"--Title page verso.

Maps on liner papers.

Includes bibliographical references.

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.

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