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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If you go through that door, you do not come out again.” “Lilith . . . ,” Hannah
muttered as if remembering a story. “But the most important thing for you to know
is the midden,” Rivka said. “The garbage dump?” Shifre and Hannah asked
When she set the naked baby down by the side of the pile in order to get out of
her own dress, the child immediately began crawling toward the midden on its
own. Like spawning fish, the children came from everywhere to dive into the pile.
Even the midden pile comes from the camp experiences of one of my friends.
Only the characters are made up—Chaya, Gitl, Shmuel, Rivka, and the rest—
though they are made up of the bits and pieces of true stories that got brought out
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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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