First Lines Fridays 1/5/18

 

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book.

 

 

The Nazi officers are dressed in black.  They look at death with the indifference of a gravedigger.  In Auschwitz, human life has so little value that no one is shot anymore; a bullet is more valuable than a human being.  In Auschwitz, there are communal chambers where they administer Zyklon gas.  It’s cost effective, killing hundreds of people with just one tank.  Death has become an industry that is profitable only if it’s done wholesale.

 

 

Do you recognize this book?  Scroll down to see what it is.

 

 

 

 

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The Librarian of Aushwitz by Antonio Iturbe.

 

 

Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.
Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.

 

 

 

Have you read this book yet?  If so, what did you think of it?  The reviews are looking really good.  I have a copy here, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet.

 

 

 

Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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