The Librarian of Auschwitz
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 terr ...more
After reading some classic Holocaust novels such as Night| by Elie Wiesel and the classic The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank or even great young adults novels such as The Edelweiss Express, or the amazing The Book Thief.
I felt Antonio Iturbe and The Librarian of Auschwitz was out of its league.
It lacked passion, emotion and the book was slow in many places and many of the characters less than interesting. The flashbacks, the asides, the sudden shift in POV, it just did not work ...more
Eu fui. Há cerca de três meses, estive em Auschwitz-Birkenau. Durante um par de horas percorri salas e ruas mergulhada numa tristeza e angústia indescritíveis. Sei que, no que me resta de tempo por aqui, esquecerei pessoas e lugares que passaram e passarão por mim, mas as horas q ...more
But, overall, the book didn't work for me because of the way it was written (o ...more
Dita Adlerova is barely starting her teen years when WWII breaks out. Originally from Prague, Dita's family along with other Jewish fa ...more
My thoughts are definitely inadequate as to how to convey the horrific atrocities that occurred during this time in history that many would like to forget or ignore.
This story needs to be known because it’s one of survival amongst such evil, as well as an amazing feat of triumph despite the astronomical losses.
The struggle to hold onto one’s humanity in such despair, to grab onto some semblance of normalcy, and the action of defiance that bred hope to live another day was all portrayed h ...more
“The Librarian of Auschwitz” by Antonio Iturbe is classified as young adult, historical fiction (based in reality, obviously). However, this novel is so much more than that.
Fourteen year old Dita is imprisoned with her family in an Auschwitz concentration camp. When she is asked by a Jewish leader to take on the role of handling the books for the makeshift school, Dita immediately agrees. Books are hard to come by, ...more
The Librarian of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus. It is a story born of Dita’s experiences and the rich imagination of the author.
The story is set in the family camp at Auschwitz. The family camp was a cover the Germans concocted to deceive the world as to what was really happening in Auschwitz. While parents laboured during the day the children were gathered in Block 31. The aim was for them to play games, s ...more
Who knew that a family unit existed at Birkeneau? For what purpose would such a unit exist??? In a ...more
The narrative closely follows Dita Kraus, a 14 year old girl in the Auschwitz family camp and her experiences as the keeper and protector of eight forbidden books. I was interested that one of them was ...more
I love WWII history and learning more about the Holocaust, but I have to say that this book was extremely boring. To me it read more like a history textbook than an amazing story. One thing I do have to say is that the translation from Spanish to English was very good. I might revisit this book again when I am in the mood for a historical fiction, but decently not any time soon.
Os livros nunca perdem a memóriaEste livro provocou-me sentimentos mistos. Se por um lado, do ponto de vista da qualidade literária, estamos perante uma obra que, na minha opinião, não vai além da mediania, por outro lado não consegui ficar indiferente ou deixar de me emocionar com a história (baseada em factos e pessoas reais) e a mensagem inspiradoras.
A história de uma menina de 14 anos que arrisca a vida para cuidar de um "tesouro" proibido - um conjunto de oito livros velhos e desconjunta ...more
La real historia de Dita Dorachova una niña de 14 años que durante su encierro en el campo de concentración de Aushwitz, arriesgo su vida para convertirse en la guardiana de 8 libros que eran utilizados en el pabellón 31 para enseñar, entretener o distraer a los niños durante el infierno nazi.
Es difícil entender arriesgar la vida por unos cuantos libros, pero me quedo con la conclusión del escrit ...more
Como estive em Auswichtz há 2 semanas, ainda o livro me tocou mais porque consegui visualizar tudo o que era descrito.
No final temos uma excelente surpresa sobre a nossa protagonista.
Parq euem, como eu, devora tudo o que seja sobre este tema, é um bom filme. Q ...more
"Na realidade, o autor de A Metamorfose soubera antes de mais ninguém o que ia acontecer: que os homens se transformariam da noite para o dia em seres monstruosos."
Apesar de este livro ser ficção tem muita matéria real. Estas personagens existiram mesmo. Maravilhoso como os livros mudam muitas coisas na vida das pessoas. "Os livros não mudam o mundo, livros mudam pessoas e pessoas mudam o mundo."
I found parts of the book confusing because it jumped about to different time periods but the story will stay with me for a long time.
I would like to thank NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
'Het is een feit dat cultuur niet van levensbelang is, alleen water en brood zijn dat'. Onderwijs en cultuur... verlichten de geest, zet aan tot nadenken en creativiteit.
In Auschwitz heeft het bestaan van de school voor kinderen en leerkrachten betekenis gegeven aan hun 'alledaagse' bestaan. Het bracht licht in de duisternis, kinderen konden 'even' gewoon kind zijn...
How amazing to find out that there was a secret little library in Auschwitz, that even in the heart of the depressing evil there was still something that served as a preservation of their humanity. And how amazing that the author was actually able to meet with and interview the young, inspirational librarian herself.
The format of the book itself was interesting, somewhat confusing. It read like a nonfiction piece in some parts and like a novel in others. I can’t imagine the amount of research i...more
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