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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But Aunt Eva had preferred living with her brother, Will, and his wife and helping
them raise Hannah's father when Belle was away at work. “Why did she do it?”
Hannah had often asked. “Because she wanted to” was the only answer her
came an answer. Gitl nodded, stretching the scarf between her hands. “Azm'
fraygt a shyle iz trayf.” Hannah translated mentally, “If you ask permission, the
answer is no.” She remembered suddenly another phrase, from somewhere else,
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
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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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