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Today: The Librarian of Auschwitz

yesterday morning (friday 5th), 7.41-7.46am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated tuesday 9th, 7.29am on newsday, and 2.51pm and 9.44pm on newshour, on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

“With about a dozen books, it may well have been the smallest library in the world, but its influence was huge. Incredibly, amd despite the strict surveillance, this secret library flourished inside the Auschwitz concentration camp. One 14-year-old prisoner was entrusted with the task of looking after the books that had been smuggled into the camp. Her name was Dita Kraus. A new book, The Librarian of Auschwitz, tells her extraordinary story.”

including contributions from  … 

• bbc reporter rebecca jones 

• auschwitz survivor dita kraus, 90

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