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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Jane Yolen. “The men down there,” she cried out desperately, “they're not
wedding guests. They're Nazis. Nazis! Do you understand? They kill people.
They killed—kill— will kill Jews. Hundreds of them. Thousands of them. Six
million of them!
“Now—six million Jews will die in camps like this. Die! There, I've said the word.
Does it make it more real? Or less? And how do I know six million will die? I'm not
sure how, but I do.” “Six million?” Shifre said. “That's impossible. There are not ...
Treblinka, where 840,000 Jews were killed. Chelmno, with its total of 360,000
Jews. Sobibor, with its 250,000. There were other camps, and their count is the
Devil's arithmetic indeed: Belzec, Majdanek, Dachau, Birkenau, Bergen-Belsen, ...
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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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