The Upstairs Room - Chapter 1-3 Summary & Analysis

Johanna Reiss
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Chapter 1-3 Summary

he Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss, is a story told from the view of a Jewish girl, Annie, who is only six years old when Hitler first begins to destroy the Jews. Annie and her family must go into hiding with Gentile families in order to stay out of the concentration camps. By the time the war is over there have been many lives lost but Annie survives to tell her story.

In chapter one the story begins in the year 1938 and Annie is just six years old. She doesn't understand what makes her father and the other adults so upset but Annie knows that Hitler is doing bad things. Annie hears on the radio about something called "Kristallnacht" (page 2). When Annie asks her parents what it means she is not given an answer. Annie is glad that they live in...

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