The Devil's Arithmetic - Chapters 9 - 10 Summary & Analysis

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The villagers gather before the soldiers while Rabbi Boruch, Shmuel, and another man have an intense conversation with the Nazi leader. Shmuel says the people must go with the Nazis in their trucks. Hannah protests, but the Nazis have guns, and they say it is government policy for Jews to be resettled. Shmuel assures Fayge that they still will get married, but Hannah says the Nazis will prevent it. She says they will gas everyone in ovens, a statement that incurs the anger of Gitl. Rachel believes that Hannah is talking about the story of Hansel and Gretel, which Hannah had told them earlier. Gitl and Fayge suddenly realize that some of their relatives are missing, and Shmuel says the Nazis have already taken them away. The rabbi tells the villagers that they must go with the Nazis, who say they will look after the...

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