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The Power of Books…

the librarian of auschwitz

The Librarian of Auschwitz

By: Antonio Iturbe

Grade: A

“Life, any life is very short. But if you’ve managed to be happy for at least an instant, it will have been worth living.”

“An instant! How short is that?”

“Very short. It’s enough to be happy for as long as it takes a match to be lit and go out.”

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Mischling

mischling

Mischling

Author: Affinity Konar

Grade: A

“I knew I wanted to forgive. My tormentor would never ask for my forgiveness- this was certain- but I knew it might be the only true power I had left.”

Pearl and Stasha are twins who wind up in and must survive “the Zoo,” Josef Mengele’s hideous hospital of experiments during World War II. Mischling was a Nazi term for something like a half-breed. But in the end, as history has shown, it didn’t really matter to Mengele what you were.

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