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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She smiled and, to break the tension, started singing “Dayenu” in her strong,
musical voice. The rousing repetitive song carried them all along, even Hannah's
mother, who was tone deaf. Da-da-yaynu Da-da-yaynu - Da-yaynu, Da-yaynu.
When she realized it was “Dayenu,” she laughed. “Oh, I get it,” she muttered,
though she didn't really. But she decided in that instant to play along. Whether it
was a dream or an elaborate game, she'd show them all she was a good sport.
She heard her aunt's voice singing the “Dayenu” as if from miles away. Suddenly
a terrible longing for all the people in the dream overcame her and she moaned
softly. “So-you could not sleep either.” Shmuel's voice, deep and rumbling, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Audriana0202 - LibraryThing
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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