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By Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen- Born in February 11, 1939 in New York City. She is a poet/journalist/nonfiction writer. She later started writing childrens books. She has written over 300 books.
This book starts out with Hannah (the main character) going to her grandparents house in New York for Passover. Hannah doesnt like going to Passover because she hates when her family always talks about the same stories over and over again. Hannahs family are few of the people who survived from the Nazis.
Hannah is asked to open the door for the prophet Elijah in the ceremony. When Hannah opens the door, she finds herself someplace else. She wakes up as Chaya, a girl recovering from Cholera. Her parents died so she is living with her aunt Gitl and Uncle Schmuel. The next day, Chaya attends her uncle Schmuels wedding where they get taken away by Nazis. They say they are relocating them, but Hannah knows where they are really going. Chaya meets a ten-year-old girl named Rivka who has been living at the camp for a year. Rivka tells her how to survive the camp. They immediately become friends.
The Nazis come to take Rivka to take her away to die in the gas chambers. Chaya sacrifices herself and takes Rivkas place. She walks into the gas chamber and it takes her back to her grandparents house in New York. She is Hannah again.
She realizes that Rivka is her favorite aunt Eva and she was Evas dear friend who which she got her Hebrew name after.
Hannah has learned her lesson to never complain about Passover. She learns to appreciate her family and the stories that they have to tell.
Hannah Stern is the protagonist in this book because she saves Rivka (her aunt Eva) in the concentration camp.
The antagonists in this book would be the Nazis who take them away to concentration camps for them to be killed.
My favorite character is Hannah/Chaya because she knows everything that is going to be happening at the camps so she tries to help everyone and she stays strong throughout the camp.
My least favorite character is Hannah in the beginning because she complains about Passover and she doesnt like seeing her family.
Family- Family is one of the themes because she learns to appreciate her family in the end. Acceptance- In the beginning, Hannah really doesnt care about being a Jew. She wants to celebrate Easter like all of her friends. In the end she accepts what she is and appreciates it. Friendship- Hannah and Rivka become great friends. Hannah sacrifices herself for Rivka. Rating: I would rate this book an 8.
Genocide is the extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.
Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky. Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith for ever. Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.
The Hutus (majority) and the Tutsis (minority) were the two main social groups. Belgium placed the Tutsis in power. In 1962, Rwanda gained their independence, and the Hutus exiled the Tutsis. In 1990, the Tutsis formed an army and the whole country fell into a civil war. In 1994, the Rwandan president was assassinated. 800,000 Tutsis died within 100 days.
Genocide is not only happening in Rwanda, it is happening all over the world. Darfur is another Main country where Genocide is a massive Problem today.
We dont realize how many people are dying all over the world because of genocide. Most of us dont want to get involved, we choose to have a blind eye. These acts of genocide are a holocaust. It is still going on today. A never ending holocaust.
How do you think we can prevent genocide or help it? Why do you think so many people turn away when it comes to dealing with this problem?