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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Gitl's voice was strangely hoarse. Hannah still reached toward the fly,
unbelieving, and Gitl grabbed her hand, spinning her around. She slapped
Hannah's face twice. “Do not,” slap, “touch her,” slap. Then, as suddenly, she put
her arms ...
Gitl did not answer. Fayge knelt down in front of her, putting her hands on Gitl's
skirt. “We are sisters, Gitl,” she said. “I am your brother's wife. You must tell me
about my father.” Gitl closed her eyes and pursed her lips. For a long moment she
she whispered at night to Gitl. “You will know,” Gitl always answered. “You will
know.” And yet, when it finally happened, Hannah was surprised that she hadn't
known, hadn't even suspected. There had been no signs or portents, no secret ...
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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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