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At times, I do feel like the author could have held back on his intensity.

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It was apparent that while he was writing this novel, he also had emotion and hatred for what was going on. There were points in the story where I felt he lost sight of the story, and it read a little like a history book. There were references to the characters making statements about how this was "The greatest mass killing in human history," and I felt myself as the reader step back and wonder why in that moment the character would be making such a statement?

In that moment, la bibliotecaria de auswitch my opinion, that would be the last thing on the character's mind and certainly would la bibliotecaria de auswitch be reflecting like the war was already over, and making such a statement.

During those times, it felt as if the character stepped away from the story and was educating the reader on the history of what happened. This was beneficial for the author to deliver to the reader the impact of what was happening, yet la bibliotecaria de auswitch statements deterred from the story as a whole.

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This author has a great writing style, and he delivered the message beautifully, I just feel that at moments he was also in the seat of an outsider telling the story as if it was over, versus in the moment as the story was being told. As much as I loved this story, I also stepped back and wondered la bibliotecaria de auswitch accurate he portrayed the Jews in the respect of how they treated each other in the Auschwitz camp.

I was disheartened to read about how they called each other horrible names and fought amongst each la bibliotecaria de auswitch in jealousy and hatred.

These may be true facts that the author la bibliotecaria de auswitch from Dita, and they may have been a figment of his own imagination. Regardless, if this la bibliotecaria de auswitch his imagination I would hope that he would not want to portray such a horrible period of time with made up conclusions of how the Jews communicated with each other.

I understand that human nature under dire circumstances may change drastically into uncharacteristic behavior, and some of that is to of course be expected.

I will never pretend to say how La bibliotecaria de auswitch would act under those circumstances, it was just a sad thing digest, as if it was not horrible enough. Overall, if you are interested in a great read that will give some perspective of what these poor people had to endure, and in the end see some triumph, this is a great book to do so.

I found the conclusion very insightful as some of the fates of the Nazi guards were revealed.

With the horrific fate of millions of people, it is nice to hear the story of a heroic Dita that has overcome so much in her lifetime.

Dita Adlerova, a brave and lively 14 year Jewish Czech girl, was put in charge of the small library, which contravenes Auschwitz regulations, as books are expressly la bibliotecaria de auswitch. Because books open doors, make one dream, and help all those children forget, albeit briefly, the horror which they are living through.

The novel is narrated in the third person, but is through the eyes of Dita that we see the real life la bibliotecaria de auswitch Auschwitz, and subsequently in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

And although the life and la bibliotecaria de auswitch of the Jews in those terrible places was at first glance totally gray and monotypic, there also existed there all kinds of political clans, spies, traitors, people who would prostitute themselves for a bread crumb, collaborators, and people with good hearts.

The goal was to stay alive at all costs, setting aside all other considerations. And the books provided a glimmer of hope that allowed Dita and others to carry on.

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And if the maintenance of the library provides the central framework for the novel, it is intertwined with many other brief stories, in the main tragic and sentimental.

Dita witnesses the death of her father, her mother, and many of her companions, but she never gives up and manages to go back to Czechoslovakia at sixteen, and then on to Israel.

An epilogue is provided that details the future of the real persons described in the novel, both Nazis and prisoners. Dita herself is based on a real person, Dita Kraus, now an octogenarian living in La bibliotecaria de auswitch, whom the author interviewed and befriended, and whose continued zest la bibliotecaria de auswitch life provided the inspiration for the novel.


The author's style is simple and yet forceful.