The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 - Chapters 6-10 Summary & Analysis

Władysław Szpilman
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Chapters 6-10 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 6, the author looked back at his memories of his time in the Warsaw ghetto between November of 1940 and July 1942. The time seemed to merge into one single image. The Germans hunted human game that they could use as workhorses, and went about it systematically. In 1941, Germany invaded Russia. There was hope that the Germans would lose. The Germans reduced the area of living space in the ghetto. The Jews felt like prisoners stuck in their small section.

The worst part of living in the ghetto was that they could see a "normal" world outside, but they couldn't participate in it. The author related to a time when he was a child and had to have his appendix removed. Even though he was completely spoiled the week before the operation, he couldn't truly enjoy the spoiling because he...

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