Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 - Chapters 19 and 20 Summary & Analysis

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19: The Germans finally came to the yard of the family, and ordered them to leave. Iboya was away getting supplies, and Piri took off on a frantic run around town to find her. Finally, the family was reunited and were escorted by wagon to the brick factory.

The conditions there were squalid, with an open and degrading latrine, and open sheds with hard dirt floors for housing. Mother overcame her shock to try to convince people to do something useful like hang sheets for privacy and find out about water. The assigned leader for the space, Mr. Shuster, tried to discourage Mother from her ambitious plans, because it would anger the Germans.

Piri and Iboya went with the youth group of the Juden Bureau to the provision center. It was clear that the Germans were hoarding everything for themselves and giving out hardly...

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