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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“Good morning, Yitzchak,” Shmuel called out. Yitzchak greeted Shmuel in return,
but he kept his eyes on Gitl, who gave him no more than a grunt in way of
greeting. “Have some coffee, Yitzchak. It is along way through the forest from the
Almost shyly, Yitzchak smiled up at her, took a deep drink of coffee, then turned
slowly to Shmuel. “I have two cages of chickens outside, Shmuel. My wedding gift
. Should I leave them or take them to Fayge's village with us?” “Leave them.
Yitzchak, who had indeed escaped, had lived in the forest with the partisans,
fighting the Germans. And Gitl. When the camp had been liberated in 1945, Gitl
weighed only seventy-three pounds because she had insisted on sharing her
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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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