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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Then as quickly it faded, replaced by another, much more vivid memory: little
Tzipporah, lying still on the low shelf, her finger corked so finally in her mouth.
That image stopped any chance of a smile. The officer cleared his throat. “You
“Not six million.” “You must believe me,” Hannah said, “because I remember.” “
How can you remember what has not happened yet?” asked Rivka. “Memory
does not work that way— forward. It only works backward. Yours is not a memory.
Memory on memory on memory, like a layer cake.” “I remember cake,” Shifre said
. “Impossible,” Esther said. “Even crazy,” Rivka pointed out. “Nevertheless,”
Hannah said, “I remember. And you—you must remember, too, so that whoever
of us ...
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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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