Dita Saxovna

Dita Saxovna

Arnost Lustig


Dita Saxova is an eighteen-year-old focus camp survivor attempting to commence a brand new existence in postwar Prague. residing 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 earlier together 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.

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

Show sample text content

Download sample