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Four Scraps of Bread: A Holocaust memoir

Four Scraps of Bread by Magda Hollander-Lafon, translated by Anthony T. Fuller, is now available in an English translation. This slender, poetic Holocaust memoir was originally published in France in 2012, where it has sold more than 40,000 copies.

Born in Hungary in 1927, Magda Hollander-Lafon was among the 437,000 Jews deported from Hungary between May and July 1944. Magda, her mother, and her younger sister survived a three-day deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau; there, she was considered fit for work and so spared, while her mother and sister were sent straight to their deaths. For over twenty years, Hollander-Lafon has shared her experiences with thousands of high-school students. She first published her story as Quatre petits bouts de pain in France where it received two prestigious...

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Book by Daniel G. Groody and Gustavo Gutiérrez selected by U.S. Catholic Book Club

This month, The U.S. Catholic Book Club is reading The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology, edited by Daniel G. Groody and Gustavo Gutiérrez.

It has been 43 years since Gustavo Gutiérrez wrote A Theology of Liberation. His book forever changed the face of Catholic theology, and yet the poor around the world are still suffering. Therefore, it is not enough to hold on to the theological idea of a preferential option for the poor; we need to put the idea in practice while acknowledging the multifaceted nature of poverty.

The essays in this volume show how poverty affects every aspect of human existence. Contributors write on law, economics, film, science, and education—to name a few of the many topics...

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