Christine K LeBlanc

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  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By: Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites - translator, Dita Kraus - prologue
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
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  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

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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  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By Anne Swan on 05-31-18

Moving story

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Reviewed: 11-30-18

The story behind the book was amazing but the book did not read as a novel. There were times the author seemed to jump out of the story to relate historical facts. I would have enjoyed the book more if it was always told from the main characters point of view.