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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“Fayge,” Gitl said, “this is my niece, Chaya.” Hannah wondered how, with all the
noise and excitement, Fayge even heard Gitl's introduction. But she looked down
from the wagon, those eagle eyes staring. Then she smiled, not at all fiercely, but
Turning in Shmuel's arms, Fayge stared at Hannah, her beautiful face sharp, her
eyes nearly all pupil. “How can you talk like that? Your words will fly up to heaven
and call down the Angel of Death, Lilith's bridegroom, with his poisoned sword.
It was Gitl who pulled Fayge up. Fayge looked dazed. Tears ran down her dirty
cheeks, leaving gray runnels. Hurrying over, Hannah offered to help. “What can I
do?” she asked. “What can any of us do?” Fayge murmured. “See, I was right,” ...
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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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