The Story Of The ‘Librarian of Auschwitz’

PRI’s The World (4/15/19)

A book by Antonio Iturbe tells the extraordinary story of a 14-year-old girl at Auschwitz who’s given a responsibility by her fellow prisoners there: She’s entrusted to look after a small library of books smuggled into the concentration camp. The girl’s name is Dita Kraus, and she turns 90 this year. The BBC’s Rebecca Jones has the story.

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