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The Last of the Just Setting & Symbolism

André Schwarz-Bart
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Zemyock is the town in Poland where a number of the Just Men lived.

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

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.

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 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.

The outward sign that all Jews, adults and children alike, are required to wear as mandated by the German government to more easily identify the enemies of the world.

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