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Compare and contrast the three main examples of the word Holocaust in the book using the opening scene, the scene in Zemyock, and the final one at Auschwitz.

Why is the idea that the Just Man can be a simple person rather than a learned person so difficult for the different Jewish people to understand?

Describe the scene where Ernie's young gang of friends re-enacts the Passion of Christ and compare it to the demonstrated hatred of the Jewish people during the pogroms of World War II.

Explain the use of the symbol of the sky in the novel using at least five references from the text.

What happened the day Ernie Levy tried to kill himself? Give an accounting of every injury Ernie suffers that day to lead him to so great a sin.

Compare the treatment of Ernie Levy to the treatment of the Jews...

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