Letters From Rifka by Karen Hesse is about a Jewish girl named Rifka, who knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia in 1919. In her own imagination, she will be at last safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews in the new country. However, Rifka caught ring worm when their family were transferring from Poland to America. Therefore, she was told to stay in Europe until she was totally cured. After dealing the disease, Rifka was finally allowed to continue her journey.
Elie was born in Hungary and grew up in Transylvania, until him and his family were deported to Aushwitz. After, the war Elie lived in Paris and then eventually made it to the U.S where he became a professor and wrote Night and many other books (Wiesel 110). Four Perfect Pebbles is a memoir from Marion Blumenthal. Marion was born and grew up in Germany and then sent to Bergen-Belsen during the war. Succeeding the holocaust Marion, her mother, and brother made their way to America and started a new life.
The Power Of Words Could words cause death and sorrow to the life of an individual? In the novel, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Death, the narrator, directs the story into the various characters perspectives. The story is about Liesel Meminger, a girl who was forced into the Hubermann household in Himmel Street of Molching, Germany in 1939, shortly before WWII. Eventually, her family hides a Jew. Liesel Meminger, a 10 year old, is afraid of losing her prized possessions such as her family, books, and friends.
In 1945 he and two of his sister were freed from Auschwitz. He came to write about his experience in the book Night. Night and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak are both novels that give you a look into the dark side of the Nazi German Society. Markus Zusak is a modern novelist, born June 23, 1975 in Sydney, Australia. Markus’s mother, Lisa is a native of Germany, she told him the stories of the
Both of the Holocaust novels Night and Sarah’s Key show the harsh treatment the Jews faced during the Holocaust. In these books, both of the main characters were able to face the hardships of the Holocaust because of their love for their family members. For example, in Sarah’s Key, Sarah is deeply affected by her choices after locking her younger brother in her bedroom cabinet. (“No, she couldn't leave, she had to stay, she had to stay because of her brother, she had promised to come back to save him.”/ “Not one day has gone by without me thinking of you, remembering. I carry the burden of your death like I would a child.
During the novel, The Book Thief it explains in detail how the characters say how they felt responsible for the death about what happened to others and many others said that they felt devastated. When this incident with the pilot and the plane Rudy takes the bears and lays them on the pilot, The pilot then thanks him and then the pilot dies. When Liesel takes a trip to ilsa Hermann 's library she took a book. She gets a letter back from IIsa saying that I know you find me pathetic because I could not employ your foster mother anymore but you only take one book away from me anyways.The last thing is Hans accordion, When Hans dies Liesl places the accordion next to him and then she says bye Papa I will forever miss you. When the Pilot and the
Hans told Liesel that if she tells anybody about Max he will take her books away and burn them and that Liesel would be taken away from him. Lisel began to sob and promised not to tell anybody. When Liesel was sitting on the floor of the Mayor’s library “the book quivered in her lap, the secret sat in her mouth” (Zusak 245). Sitting on the floor, only one thought filled Liesel’s mind, ‘There’s a Jew in my basement’. Although Liesel trusted the Mayor’s wife and told her about one of her book stealings from the fire, Liesel knew she could not tell the Mayor’s wife or everything she cared about would be taken away from her.
They eventually all gathered up, full of fear, in the basement of Fiedlers. Luckily, no harm had been done to their precious home, and Max was alive. I was relieved when I heard this news. Liesel had gone through so much, losing one of the people in her life that meant a lot to her, and maybe if she had too lost Max, she would be defeated because she would think that everyone she ever truly loved would disappear on her. Unfortunately, there was a second raid, in which Liesel, in an attempt to keep everyone quiet, began to read.
The Book Thief tells a story of a girl named Liesel, who was adopted by Hans and Rosa Hubermann during World War II. Liesel was quiet but then made friends with other kids on her street. Liesel soon began to learn to read and wanted more books to read so she began to steal them. She made a Jewish friend who she loved to be with, but he soon left their house because he thought they would be better off without him. Liesel wasn 't happy in the end because of what happened to her friends and family during the
Which character is most affected by war, and how? “No matter how many times she was told she was loved, there was no recognition that the proof was in the abandonment.” (32) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak discusses mainly the power of words, and war in Nazi Germany and how a girl grows up in pain, love, and misery through that period of her life. To begin with, Paula, Liesel’s mother gave her and her brother Werner to foster parents, Liesel’s parents were communists so they took her father away, hence, even though she didn’t know why, her mother had to give them over to Rosa and Hans Hubermann, but just before getting there, death took Werner away. And maybe that’s when pain begins for Liesel, as much as readers know. Liesel has been, since her arrival to the Hubermanns’, haunted by sleepless nights, nightmares, grief, etc.