The Devil's Arithmetic - Chapters 11 - 12 Summary & Analysis

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The train travels for four days and nights, stopping only twice. One boxcar full of passengers is let out at each of the two stops, and the dead are thrown by soldiers onto a siding. Finally, they arrive at the camp, a line of barracks surrounded by barbed wire fence. Over the gate stands a sign that reads in German, "Work makes you free." The soldiers separate the women and children from the men. Hannah says she was right, the villagers should have run, but Gitl points out that there is nowhere to go. A tall woman in a blue dress, who is a prisoner but not Jewish, takes control of the women. The first thing she does is demand that Hannah give her the blue ribbons from her hair. The women are hurried to an amphitheater and told to undress for a shower, which...

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