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4 Feb 2008 00:00 - 00:00

The Diary of Petr Ginz

Not since Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl has such an intimately candid, deeply affecting account of a childhood compromised by Nazi tyranny come to light. As a fourteen-year-old Jewish boy living in Prague in the early 1940s, Petr Ginz dutifully kept a diary that captured the increasingly precarious texture of daily life. Petr was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of sixteen, and his diaries – recently discovered in a Prague attic under extraordinary circumstances – now read as the prescient eyewitness account of a meticulous observer.


‘While the diary in your hands is a resoundingly good book – by just about every imaginable definition – what it stands in opposition to isn’t evil, but speechlessness.’ Jonathan Safran Foer, from his introduction to The Diary of Petr Ginz


Inspiring. Independent


Impossible to read without tears. Glasgow Herald


Hugely moving. Financial Times


The Diary of Petr Ginz is now available in paperback from Atlantic Books, £9.99.


ISBN 9781843545545



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4 Feb 2008 00:00 - 00:00


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