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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“Reb Boruch, excuse me,” Shmuel said, “but do you know just what it is that lies
ahead?” “I am not a fortune teller nor yet a badchan,” Reb Boruch said. “It is to
God you must address such questions.” Just then the door of the first car opened
Reb Boruch shook his head. “There are not six million Jews in all of Poland, my
child.” “No, Rabbi, six million in Poland and Germany and Holland and France
and . . .” “My child, such a number.” He shook his head and Smiled, but the
“You can't believe that!” Hannah cried. “What else can we believe?” Shmuel
asked. “Gas ovens? Lilith's bridegroom? Poisoned swords? The Angel Of Death?
” Just then Reb Boruch cleared his throat loudly and all the little knots of people
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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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