Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 - Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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7: The next months passed somewhat uneventfully. Father and Lajos were still off to war, and the family worried about them. Rozsi wrote several letters back home to let Mother know she was all right. Piri attended school, and marveled in watching Joli grow before her eyes. Hanukkah was a somewhat sad time for the family, since the men still were off to war; Mother tried to go through the motions and light a few days' worth of candles for Hanukkah, but she abandoned it. Piri was disappointed that Christmas carolers did not stop at their home like they did in previous years, indicative of increasing anti-Semitism.

One day, Piri and Iboya passed by the synagogue, and young men armed with sticks called them "Dumb Jew bitches" and start to chase after them. Piri and Iboya ran for their lives from the anti-Semites and...

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