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The Upstairs Room Summary
Johanna Reiss

Everything you need to understand or teach The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss.

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The Upstairs Room Summary

Plot Summary

The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss, is a story told from the view of a Jewish girl, Annie, who is only six years old when Hitler first begins to destroy the Jews. Annie and her family must go into hiding with Gentile families in order to avoid the concentration camps. By the time the war is over many people have lost their lives, but Annie survives to tell her story.

The story begins in the year 1938 as six-year-old Annie is listening to a radio program about the war and what is happening to the Jews because of a man named Hitler. Annie doesn't understand everything that is being said but she knows that her father and many of the other adults in Holland are worried. As the months pass notices soon pop up in Annie's town telling the Jews what they can and cannot do. Soon Annie's father...

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