Dita Kraus grew up in Prague in an intellectual, middle-class Jewish family. She went to school, played with her friends, and never thought of herself as being different—until the advent of the Holocaust. Torn from her home, Dita was sent to Auschwitz with her family.
From her time in the children’s block of Auschwitz to her liberation from the camps and on into her adulthood, Dita’s powerful memoir sheds light on an incredible life—one that is delayed no longer.
"In A Delayed Life, author Dita Kraus describes, in a remarkably matter-of-fact tone, her dramatic transition from a happy childhood in pre-war Prague to utter misery in the Nazi camps, followed by liberation and loss, then oppression in Communist Czechoslovakia, to back-breaking work in an early Israeli kibbutz."—The Jewish Chronicle
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