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Let's Buddy! - Historical > The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe--Starting July 17th

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message 1: by Andy, Head of Read-a-thons (new) - rated it 4 stars

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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.

Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.



Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 497 comments Andrea do you have Insta? Your name is familiar...


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 497 comments Like your Italic name


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Maddison wrote: "Andrea do you have Insta? Your name is familiar..."

Haha no. I've been thinking about getting one but don't have the time for it


message 5: by Andy, Head of Read-a-thons (new) - rated it 4 stars

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Ch. 7 (view spoiler)


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Ch. 14 (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 497 comments Ah there's someone else on Insta with a name really similar. And you totally should!

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message 15: by Maddie (last edited Jul 17, 2018 09:36PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 497 comments Review: I'm pleased to have listened to this book on audio, otherwise who knows when I would get around to reading it. This book was not that action-packed, but I also feel glad for it because it's a true story. Some of the things described in it are terrible, too horrible to imagine. At the end though, I loved the way Dita came across Anne and Margot Frank! It's just so sad that (view spoiler) That Epilogue that explained what happened to the characters after the ending of the book was very educational, and closed up the story very well!

I have to admit that when the narrator was talking about their research on writing the novel, and when they visited Auschwitz, I had tears in my eyes even just hearing about what it was like. That is one place that I both really want to and really do not want to visit. I feel like it would break me, but I also feel like I need to go out of respect. If I ever do go to Germany I will definitely visit there, just not sure if I'll be able to go inside.


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Ch. 21 (view spoiler)


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Finished (view spoiler)


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