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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When she was up by Fayge's side, she could smell a scent on her hair and dress,
like roses and wood shavings after a long rain. “Now,” Fayge said, turning toward
her and smiling broadly. “Tell me all about Lublin.” The bride's wagon was ...
He told me the smell of people burning is not unlike the smell of cooking pigs.” “
Hah!” said Gitl. “And how does he—a good Jew— know what pigs smell like
cooking?” “So-so he was not kosher. Or the Shabbos goy told him.” “Sol” “How
Then she remembered: the trip in the cattle car, the long hungry days, the heat
and the cold, the smell, the dead baby, the tattoo, the shorn hair. Cautiously she
reached up and felt her head. What hair was left was a stubble. She did not dare
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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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