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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“The gas ovens I mean are no fairy tale,” Hannah said. Gitl raised her chin,
squinted her eyes and, ignoring Hannah, addressed Fayge directly. “See, my
almostsister-in-law, the child was just reciting a story. And surely we have more
I am the only one who knows about the ovens, but I will be brave. I will not take
away their hope, which is all they have. I will not tell them that the Nazis often lied
and said people were going to take showers when they took them to be killed.
About ovens. “Oven,” she whispered. “Well,” Gitl said, “at least we know
something.” Hannah looked up at her, the slip of memory gone. “What?” “That we
will be fed.” “When?” “God only knows. And let us hope that He tells the Germans!
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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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