Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 - Chapters 21 and 22 Summary & Analysis

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21: Life continued in the ghetto. Piri continued to grow close with Henri. A young man named Shafar came, who knew Iboya from her time visiting the Zionist Club. Shafar was a rarity, because he was an able-bodied man in his twenties. Most people in the ghetto were women and children, or old men.

One day, Gari pulled Piri and Judi aside and told them that the men were planning some sort of uprising, and that several guns and even dynamite had been smuggled in. Piri became very concerned for their safety. Some thought any resistance would be futile, but the men could not simply stand by while their families died. The rumor was that Germany and the labor camps (in reality, concentration camps) were much worse than the ghetto, but no one could be sure.

Mr. Schwartz the fishmonger arrived, and the family...

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