Book Review

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Book Review
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 9:48 AM

Thank you to prefect Dan van der Spuy who presented this week’s book review at assembly this morning.  Dan reviewed The Librarian of Auschwitz, based on the experiences of Dita Kraus   

“Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezfn 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.” (online review)

The Librarian of Auschwitz is on order and will be in the PNBHS Library soon.