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 Seder wasn't even in the right order, not like they taught in Sunday school.
When Hannah tried to protest, she was shushed down by Uncle Sam. “It's Will's
way. Don't make trouble,” he said. Hannah stared at the moon. Tomorrow they'd
“But, Gitl,” Hannah whispered her protest as she stared at the two cars, “we can't
all fit in there.” “With God's help . . . ,” Gitl mumbled, squeezing Hannah's hand
until her knuckles hurt. The older people were pushed into the boxcars first, then
The commandant stared around the compound as if his mind were on other
matters. Once he even looked up at the sky. At last he turned his attention to
Shmuel, who stood chin thrust out defiantly. Shmuel spat. A guard hit him with the
butt end ...
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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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