The Devil's Arithmetic
Scholastic, 1988 - 170 Seiten
Hannah resents stories of her Jewish heritage and of the past until, when opening the door during a Passover Seder, she finds herself in Poland during World War II where she experiences the horrors of a concentration camp, and learns why she-- and we--need to remember the past.
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A wroughtiron gate stood in front of the buildings, and over the gate was a sign
proclaiming in large black letters: ARBEIT MACHT FREI. Several of the villagers
whispered the words, but the rabbi, his hand up to his eyes, strained to read them
To the right and above, the sign ARBEIT MACHT FREI swung creakingly in the
wind. Birds cried out merrily from the woods and the tops of the trees danced to
rhythms all their own. The six men were lined up with their backs to the wall, four
Rather, it is an amalgam of the camps that did: Auschwitz, with its ironic sign
ARBEIT MACHT FREI, was the worst of them, where in two and a half years two
million Jews and two million Soviet prisoners-of-war, Polish political prisoners, ...
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I read this book as a 12 year old and I remember loving it, but could not remember why. After reading it for the second time, I still love it. I’m not sure if it’s Yolen’s writing, making me feel what ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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A young girl is frustrated with her relatives, who stress the importance of remembering the past, especially during the family's Seder. But she learns the devastating importance of remembrance, when ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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