A Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian of Auschwitz (Paperback)
A Delayed Life is the breathtaking memoir that tells the story of Dita Kraus, the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz.
Dita Kraus grew up in Prague in an intellectual, middle-class Jewish family. She went to school, played with her friends, and never thought of herself as being different—until the advent of the Holocaust. Torn from her home, Dita was sent to Auschwitz with her family.
From her time in the children’s block of Auschwitz to her liberation from the camps and on into her adulthood, Dita’s powerful memoir sheds light on an incredible life—one that is delayed no longer.
About the Author
Dita Kraus is a Holocaust survivor and the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz. As a young girl, she was entrusted with books that Auschwitz prisoners had managed to smuggle into the camp, as recounted in her memoir A Delayed Life. Dita now lives in Israel, where she paints flowers and enjoys the company of her son, her four grandchildren, and her four great-grandchildren.