The librarian of Auschwitz
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The librarian of Auschwitz

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The librarian of Auschwitz

Call NumberYA FIC ITUL
Dates2019; ©2017
Statement of ResponsibilityAntonio Iturbe ; translated by Lilit Žekulin Thwaites.
Creators & ContributorsIturbe, Antonio (author)
Thwaites, Lilit Žekulin (translator)
Kraus, Dita (subject)
Summary"Based on the experiences of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the... story of a girl who risked everything to preserve the legacy and vital knowledge of books during the Holocaust. As a young girl, Dita is imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken from her home in Prague in 1939, Dita does her best to adjust to the constant terror of her new reality. but even amidst horror, human strength and ingenuity persevere. When Jewish leader Fredy Hirsch entrusts Dita with eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak into the camp, she embraces the responsibility—and so becomes the librarian of Auschwitz." —Back cover
Physical Description 423 pages ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Spanish by Lilit Žekulin Thwaites.
PublisherNew York : Square Fish ; Godwin Books ; Henry Holt and Company
EditionFirst Square Fish edition
  • "First published in Spain by Editorial Planeta in 2012" —Title page verso
  • "Originally published in the United States by Laura Godwin Books/Henry Holt and Company [2017]" —Title page verso
  • "Based on the true story of Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus" —Cover
  • Includes bibliographical references (page [424])
  • This edition includes a Q&A with Dita Kraus and discussion questions
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award (Teen Readers category), 2018
RecognitionGifted in 2020 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes