Letters from Rifka Setting & Symbolism

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Russia

Russia is Rifka's homeland from which she and her family flee.

Ukraine

Rifka says she and her family are from Ukraine so as not to get into trouble.

Poland

The point of departure for Rifka's family is Poland.

Warsaw

Warsaw is the capital of Poland, where Rifka gets detained.

Antwerp, Belgium

Rifka must go to Antwerp, Belgium to recover from her ringworm.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island is the point of entry for immigrants to the United States. Rifka is detained here until her hair grows back.

New York City

New York City is the US city where Rifka's older brothers live and where the rest of her family moves.

Pushkin

Tovah gives Rifka a poetry collection by Pushkin to take with her to the US.

Candlesticks

The guards in Poland steal Rifka's family's heirloom candlesticks. Rifka eventually gives her brother money to buy more candlesticks for the...

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