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 don't know the words,” she called back. But even as she said it, she found
herself singing, the words stumbling out as if her mouth remembered what her
mind did not, as if her mouth belonged to Chaya, her head to Hannah. She
began to ...
“Do not use that word aloud,” Rivka cautioned. “Which word?” asked Hannah. “
Finger? Fat? Lean?” Rivka sighed. “Death,” she said. “But why?” asked Shifre,
her pale face taking color from the question. “Why will some be chosen?” “
Gitl began reciting the Kaddish, rocking back and forth on the sleeping shelf with
the sonorous words, and the prayer was like the tolling of a death bell. The rest
joined her at once. Hannah found she was saying the words along with them, ...
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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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