The Librarian of Auschwitz Review

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Hannah Sievers, Staff Writer

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The Librarian of Auschwitz is a book by Antonio Iturbe.  Antonio writes the whole story around the real experiences of Edita Kraus who was fourteen years old during her time in the Nazi camp of Auschwitz. The book tells the story of Edita, the librarian of Block 31.  Block 31 is a banned school for children in the family camp. Edita was chosen because she speaks multiple languages and has a great love of books. The job was very dangerous but important enough for Edita to risk her life for.  If books were found, those in possession of them would get an immediate death sentence. Not only does Edita have to hide her job from the SS officers, but she also has to keep the secret from her parents. This book has many entwining plots that keep readers interested.  Check out The Librarian of Auschwitz today!