This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Riva Minska - Thirteen years old when three older siblings left the country, this girl was given custody of her younger brothers when she was sixteen.
Laibele - This person contracted tuberculosis and died at age 13.
Nacha Minska - After losing her husband in an epidemic, this woman worked as a tailor to support her children, convinced the Germans would not harm women and children.
Motele - Feeling responsibility for his family, this man was caught stealing wood for children. The judge took pity on him and admired his not saying...
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