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Librarian of Auschwitz, The

Librarian of Auschwitz, The

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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. Having studied a bit of translation at uni, and generally being pretty awful at it, I know how difficult it is to do a translation justice. The story follows Dita and her mother, Liesl, as they are taken to Auschwitz and the daily life in the family camp through sickness, death, hunger and fear as thousands of prisoners come and go in the camps around them. E adevărat: cultura nu este necesară pentru supraviețuirea omului, necesare sunt doar pâinea și apa.

It is a must read for anyone who is interested in Auschwitz and other concentration camps during World War Two. While life in the ghetto is hardly perfect, circumstance deals a bad hand to Dita when she is transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. habrá quien piense que es un acto de valentía inútil en un campo de exterminio, cuando hay otras preocupaciones mas perentorias; los libros no curan las enfermedades ni pueden utilizarse como armas para doblegar a un ejercito de verdugos, no llenan el estomago ni quitan la sed. I was satisfied with this book, as a librarian myself I enjoyed reading about an unknown side story in the Holocaust that focuses in books, while the story happened in a tragic background ( a German concentration camp) , it focuses in how the main character “Dita” was able to hide books from the Germans while in the camp and help kids learn from them as long she could .as a fellow bookworm, its quite heartening to read about how books were the source of her courage, inspiration, and escape. Normally this isn’t an issue for me, although in this book the switch wasn’t always clear, and ended up being confusing. To make room for them, those who have been there for six months are moved on to a quarantine camp, BIIa, and from there for “special treatment”. I've read a number of books detailing the Nazi's most infamous death camp Auschwitz so was expecting the devastating descriptions of the appalling living conditions and inhumane treatment of the prisoners. They appear, naked, before Dr Mengele, who sends those selected for gassing to the left, and who are spared for labour to the right.

Il raconte l'histoire vraie d'une jeune fille de 14 ans, Dita, qui se retrouve avec ses parents dans le camp d'Auschwitz. I read as much as my gut will allow about the war, and I do not feel like the current youth is educated enough about what exactly had happened during this time.Iturbe's remarkable account uses an immediate present tense to immerse readers in Dita's story as she goes about what constitutes daily life in Auschwitz, all the while risking everything to distribute and hide the library's books. At some point, I was all in - ‘hooked’ - transported to a children’s school,- “Block 31” within a ‘family camp’, in Auschwitz - written from young people’s perspectives. I might revisit this book again when I am in the mood for a historical fiction, but decently not any time soon. I didn't know about the Theresienstadt Family Camp until this book so it was really informative for me as well. its slow, almost boring, in a lot of places with sterile writing and sporadic POV shifts in the narration.

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