The true story of the Librarian of Auschwitz
From Dita Kraus, the subject of the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ comes a powerful, heart-breaking memoir of her remarkable life.
The powerful, heart-breaking memoir of Dita Kraus, THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ
Dita Kraus was born in Prague in 1929 - in her powerful new memoir she writes about her childhood before the war and then during the Nazi-occupation that saw her and her family sent to the Jewish ghetto at Terezín and from there to Auschwitz and then Bergen-Belsen.
Dita writes powerfully and unflinchingly about the harsh conditions of the camps and her role as librarian of the precious books the prisoners had managed to smuggle past the guards. She also writes about the liberation of the camps and her chance meeting with fellow survivor Otto B Kraus after the war.
Part of Dita's story was told in fictional form in the Sunday Times bestseller THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ by Antonio Iturbe.
“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