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The Last of the Just Setting & Symbolism

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Zemyock, Poland

Zemyock is the town in Poland where a number of the Just Men lived.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin is a big noisy city, where Benjamin chooses to exile himself after leaving Zemyock.

Stillenstadt, Germany

Stillenstadt, in contrast to Berlin, is a quiet, tranquil town where Jews live as Jews, and there is room for Benjamin Levy to make a home and a living.

Jewish Faith

The guiding force for all Jewish people, helping them to determine how to live their life with the end of joining God in the Kingdom of Israel.

The Just Man - Lamed-Vovnik

The Legend that embodies the belief that there are thirty-six men in every generation who bear the suffering of all of humankind. Each just man of a generation endures one thirty-sixth of all that pain.

Yellow Jewish Star

The outward sign that all Jews, adults and children alike, are required...

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