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By Arnost Lustig

Dita Saxova is an eighteen-year-old focus camp survivor attempting to begin a brand new existence in postwar Prague. dwelling in a unique hostel for orphans from the camps, too previous to be cared for parentally, too younger to be totally grownup, too soaked actually to harbor many illusions, Dita struggles to reconcile struggles to reconcile her unfathomable previous along with her enigmatic destiny. First released in Czech in 1962, then in English in 1979, Dita Saxova confirms Arnost Lustig's position as one of many masterful storytellers of the Holocaust period.

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Lustig's novel gained the nationwide Jewish e-book Award upon its 1979 debut. The semiautobiographical story relates the tale of a tender Czechoslovakian girl attempting to placed her lifestyles again jointly after surviving the Holocaust. A "touching and painful story" ( LJ 7/79) for international collections.

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The third circle, the innermost one, was a dream, and caution went along with the dream, and with caution the instinct of all women, reaching far back in time, there was a difference between giving yourself and being taken. She was tall and pretty, and at that moment she didn’t look so proud. ” asked Fitzi. “When anyone asks me a question quickly, I answer slowly. And as Brita says, listening is half of the conversation. Didn’t you have your past? ” "1 no longer have to fear the Germans, or even myself.

Gifts from the postwar Mrs. ” He guessed Dita’s thoughts. She pulled the sides of her Japanese kimono close together up to her neck, which made Neugeborn’s thoughts move in the opposite direction. She tightened her sash. That, too, she must have undone earlier. “Who is she? Is she a redhead like Lagus? ” “She’s a prewar social worker in the Jewish Community. ” “I was almost tempted to believe that the prewar Mrs. Lagus had survived. ” “For a little while,” answered Fitzi. He picked up a copy ol the Gazette from Liza’s bedside table.

Dita handed back the note with her left hand. ” She had scarcely bothered to read the heading. ” “I’m certainly not trying to talk you out of it,” she said finally. “IUU it really would be burglary. And I’m not even sure if 1 am a good-senough friend to bring you a bowl of tripe soup in jail. You had better buy that dog, Fitzi. ” K V On Friday night Lev Goldblat just missed Alfred \euge- ■■ born. He had told Isabelle that he was going out late to lay poison baits in the rat traps. Isabelle held her hand to the ill side of her breast.

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