A Delayed Life: The true story of the Librarian of Auschwitz (Paperback)
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A Delayed Life: The true story of the Librarian of Auschwitz (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 06/02/2020
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The powerful, heart-breaking memoir of Dita Kraus, the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz

Born in Prague to a Jewish family in 1929, Dita Kraus has lived through the most turbulent decades of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Here, Dita writes with startling clarity on the horrors and joys of a life delayed by the Holocaust. From her earliest memories and childhood friendships in Prague before the war, to the Nazi-occupation that saw her and her family sent to the Jewish ghetto at Terezin, to the unimaginable fear and bravery of her imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, and life after liberation.

Dita writes unflinchingly about the harsh conditions of the camps and her role as librarian of the precious books that her fellow prisoners managed to smuggle past the guards. But she also looks beyond the Holocaust - to the life she rebuilt after the war: her marriage to fellow survivor Otto B Kraus, a new life in Israel and the happiness and heartbreaks of motherhood.

Part of Dita's story was told in fictional form in the Sunday Times bestseller The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe. Her memoir tells the full story in her own words.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781529106053
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Knowing Dita Kraus is one of the most important things that has happened in my life * ANTONIO ITURBE, bestselling author of THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ *
Her resilience makes A Delayed Life an inspiriting book, despite its horrors. It is unforgettable. A must read... * The Sunday Times *
Gripping * Mail Online *

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