Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapters 1 - 3: Before the War; Life Under the Russians; The German Occupation Abstract
* As a child, Alicia Jurman lived in Buczacz, Poland with her parents and four brothers.
* During her early years, Alicia did not experience Antisemitism. Her first experience was when her brother was beaten by several Polish boys.
* Alicia first heard of Germany and...
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