The Fixer - Study Guide Chapter 2, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Yakov hates living in the dingy Jewish neighborhood in Kiev. The poverty reminds him of home and he seeks something better. He ventures further away from the neighborhood each day, as he searches for work and attempts to get a job where Jews are forbidden. He finds odd jobs but is not making very much money.

Yakov finds a man passed out drunk, face-down in the snow one night on his way home. Yakov is afraid to get involved in any trouble, but turns the man over. The man is a member of the Black Hundreds, the violent anti-Semitic group in Kiev. Disgusted, Yakov almost does not help the man. As Yakov drags his body toward the house, he meets the man's crippled daughter. Yakov is invited to return to the house the next day to be properly thanked for saving the man.

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