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The storyteller of Auschwitz

Curham, Siobhan2023
Stumbling through the terrifying wrought iron gates of Auschwitz, Jewish author Etty Weil longs for her apartment overlooking the Seine, where she used to laugh with friends, her shelves full of records and her beloved typewriter by the wide window. Now she looks on in horror as a young girl, Danielle, is ruthlessly torn from her sobbing mother. Etty does the only thing she can to help: trapped inside the maze of barbed wire, she befriends fourteen-year-old Danielle and promises to cherish her like a sister. Every evening, Etty tells Danielle stories, building a beautiful world of imagination and hope to escape into. Soon, Etty realises that the other women in their cramped hut are listening too. She encourages them to share their lives, to talk about their darling children, their love affairs and the beloved family they've already lost. Etty knows she must survive this terrible place: if only to keep her promise to these brave women that their stories will not be forgotten. But the more hope Etty gives Danielle, the more chances the young girl begins to take, rebelling against the brutal SS guards. Etty tries to protect her, risking her own life and the stories she promised to save. But one day, Danielle goes too far... Will Etty stop her in time to save her? Or will Etty pay the ultimate price for the only thing truly worth dying for: love? This is a heartbreaking read about finding something to live for when all seems lost.
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Beaumaris LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralCURHAvailable
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