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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“I know that story.” Hannah's voice rose in excitement. It's called Yentl and stars
Barbra Streisand in the movie. She chops off her hair and . . .” “Chops off her hair!
” Appalled, Shifre put her hands up to her own pale braids. “And not married?
“It is just a story,” the first woman said. “A nightmare. Do not tell us any more of
your awful stories.” The man coughed again, then said, “Is it not written that we
must bear witness?” “What witness?” Fayge cried. “Were you there? It is only
“Listen,” she said to the girls at the pump, “I have a story to tell you.” “A story?”
Shifre looked up, her light-lashed eyes bright. “You have not told us a story since
the first day. At the . . .” She hesitated a minute, afraid to name the memory, afraid
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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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