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The children's block : a novel based on the true story of an Auschwitz survivor / Otto Kraus.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver FIC KRAUS CHI (Text) 34304000766580 Adult - Fiction Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville FIC KRA (Text) 39230032037465 Adult New Books Checked out 07/01/2020
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library FIC KRA (Text) 70741000160727 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1643133284
  • ISBN: 9781643133287
  • Physical Description: xiii, 274 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2020.

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General Note:
First published by Ebury Press in 2019.  First published as Smoke is my Brother in Czechoslovakia and elsewhere as The Painted Wall in 1993.
Summary, etc.:
Alex Ehren is poet, a prisoner, and a teacher in block 31 in Auschwitz-Birkenau, also known as the Children's Block. He spends his days trying to survive and illegally giving lessons to his young charges, all while shielding them as best he can from the impossible horrors of the camp. But trying to teach the children is not the only illicit activity that Alex is involved in. Alex is keeping a diary.
Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Fiction.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Children > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Poland > Fiction.
Concentration camp inmates > Fiction.
Jewish children > Fiction.
Poland > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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