
The Devil's Arithmetic
Actually Hannah does not die in The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen. Chaya is the one who perishes. Hannah is a young girl in modern times who is mysteriously taken back to war torn Europe during...

The Devil's Arithmetic
In The Devil's Arithmetic, the violinist from the klezmer band is one of six men executed by the guards for daring to plot and carry out an escape. In Chapter 17, Gitl tells Hannah that a small...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Every year Jewish people all over the world celebrate the holiday of Passover by holding a seder in their homes. The word, "seder," in Hebrew means "order," and there is a specific order in which...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Although Jane Yolen's novel The Devil's Arithmetic is written in third person, it's also clear that it is written in a third person limited point of view, which means the narrative is told by...

The Devil's Arithmetic
At the beginning of the novel, The Devil's Arithmetic, Hannah Stern is ambivalent about attending Passover Seder dinner at Grandma Belle and Grandpa Will's house. Hannah's father is the son of...

The Devil's Arithmetic
In The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen we meet a character called Rose when she greets Hannah and her family as they arrive at her grandparents' house in the Bronx. Aunt Rose welcomes them at the...

The Devil's Arithmetic
In The Devil's Arithmetic, we meet Hannah. Hannah is a young Jewish girl living in the 1980s. She is going to a Passover Seder at her grandparents' house. Hannah isn't thrilled about going to the...

The Devil's Arithmetic
No, she doesn't. Hannah is from the future. She knows what the Nazis are planning to do to the Jews. She doesn't believe their explanation about why they want the villagers to get on the truck.

The Devil's Arithmetic
Rachel was excited to meet Chaya because she is from the big city. When Hannah is magically transported back in time, she becomes Chaya. Rachel thinks Chaya is on her way from the big city of...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The main idea of The Devil's Arithmetic is expressed through main character Hannah Stern. Hannah is a Jewish girl who lives in New York, but she is not religious nor devout to her faith and...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen employs a unique kind of flashback experience for the young protagonist, Hannah Stern. She is a twelveyearold girl who lives with her family in New York and...

The Devil's Arithmetic
At the outset of Chapter 4, Hannah is disoriented. She has opened the closet door and entered a world that is completely foreign from the Passover dinner. Once the door closes, she can no longer...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The rising action of Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic takes up most of the novel's action. Outside of the introduction, the introduction of the characters and setting, the rising action takes up...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The Devil's Arithmetic, by Jane Yolan, is the story of Hannah Stem's very "vivid memory" of the Holocaust. Although she was not there, Hannah remembers being part of it. At the end of the novel,...

The Devil's Arithmetic
In the novel, Rivka teaches the other girls her number and shows them how to create a method for remembering their own. Her number is J18202 which she explains she remembers as an important piece...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Rivka has been in the camp for a year because she is intelligent and knows how to organize, but she has lost almost all of her family. Hannah meets a little girl named Rivka, who is about ten...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Rachel dies during transport on the train because she could not breathe due to asthma. When Rachel first tells Hannah that she is going to be her best friend, Hannah replies that she already has a...

The Devil's Arithmetic
I think that you will be able to generate some good leads from the words of the Yiddish language featured here. I don't think that you would find someone who would put together all the letters of...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Hannah is a young Jewish girl who gets magically transported back to the Holocaust during a Seder celebration. Hannah, the young protagonist of The Devil’s Arithmetic, is bored with her Jewish...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Blokova’s fingers were cut off by the Nazis as punishment for prisoner escapes. The Blokova has only three fingers. She is the leader of the prisoners, but she is a prisoner herself. She lost...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Gitl and Shmuel think first that Hannah is talking about a street of Lunan, and then that she is joking. Naturally, Gitl and Shmuel are not going to think that Hannah is telling the truth. They...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Unlike the others, Hannah knows what is going to happen because she is from the future. She has to learn to survive along with them. Some of the others are skeptical of Rivka’s authority, but...

The Devil's Arithmetic
There is a definite connection between the beginning and the end of the book. In the beginning of the book, Hannah is a normal teenager going off to a family holiday called Passover. She doesn't...

The Devil's Arithmetic
A good question would be: Why does Hannah go by the name Chaya in the past? The answer is that it’s her Hebrew name and the name of the woman she was named after. Hannah is a young Jewish girl...

The Devil's Arithmetic
A good question and answer for The Devil’s Advocate would be: WHy does Hannah get transported to the Holocaust? The answer is that she was ungrateful to her relatives and did not understand what...

The Devil's Arithmetic
A good question for The Devil’s Arithmetic would be: Why did Hannah change her opinion about Passover? The answer is that Hannah was transported back in time to the Holocaust. This is a good...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Two characters which would be very good choices to compare and contrast would be Hannah, the protagonist of this story, and Rivka, the girl that Hannah befriends at the concentration camp who...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Chapter 11 describes the trip to the concentration camp in the boxcars. Chapter 12 describes how they are treated when they get there. Hannah and the others from the village have been stuffed into...

The Devil's Arithmetic
In chapter 9, Hannah has realized where she is and what time period it is. She knows that The Holocaust is coming, and she is trying to save the people. Even though they are being transported by...

The Devil's Arithmetic
In chapter 7, Hannah tries to cope with her new surroundings by entertaining herself and her new friends with stories of movies that have not been made yet and other stories she knows. She is...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The girls believe that Hannah has come from Lublin, a big city compared to their shtetl. This fascinates them. They want to hear all about life in the big city. They believe that her name is...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Hannah entertains her new friends by telling them stories of movies and books. They are completely confused by Star Wars, but impressed with most of the others. She mesmerized them with her...

The Devil's Arithmetic
At the end of chapter 17, Hannah and Gitl are back in the prisoner camp because their escape attempt has been foiled. During roll call the next morning, six men in chains are marched out before...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The Devil’s Arithmetic is about a girl named Hannah who gets magically transported through time on Passover. She has little patience with her Jewish traditions. She says she is tired of...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Chapters 1017 are the second half of the book, which mostly describes Hannah’s experiences in the concentration camp. In chapter 10, the villagers are introduced to the violence of the Holocaust...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The most horrific experience Hannah has is when Reuven is killed. From chapter 10 on, Hannah has one horrific experience after another. She is forced to lay facedown on the ground and searched...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The novel opens with Hannah complaining to her mother about attending the Seder dinner at her grandparents' home during Passover. As most teenagers tend to do, Hannah finds her grandparents...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The door is symbolic in a couple of ways. During the Seder dinner, Jewish tradition holds that the door is opened to allow the Prophet Elijah to enter. This door takes on additional meaning in...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Hannah and the wedding group have been placed on a train by the Nazi's. They travel four days and nights. During the day the cars are hot and smell of sweat, urine, and feces. During the night,...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The reader first sees the sign when the group enters the prison camp. The rabbi asks his daughter, Fayge, to tell him what the sign says. She does not reply, so Hannah interprets it for him. The...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The most important events in The Devil’s Arithmetic are Hannah’s transportation to the past, and her experiences in the Holocaust. Hannah is just an ordinary American teenager who happens to...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Yitzchak, the butcher, came to visit Gitl and Shmuel's house before the wedding. He came to see if he could help with anything. He also brought his children, and his wedding gift. His gift was...

The Devil's Arithmetic
In the novel, The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen, Chaya is the girl Hannah becomes when she is transported in time back into World War II and the Holocaust. In modern time, Hannah does not...

The Devil's Arithmetic
i am sorry but there are no definitions associated with that word. please check to make sure it is misspelled and i will get back to u on it.

The Devil's Arithmetic
In many cultures in the United States, people have two names. For example, they may have a Chinese name and then an American name. Some are changed because they are difficult for Americans to...

The Devil's Arithmetic
It is interesting how Jane Yolen presents the Badchen. Hannah cannot figure out who he is, and she doesn't seem to have an exact translation for the word, but as she watches him, she figures...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Rivka and her family arrived at the concentration camp a year ago. Rivka was ten. They came as a family of eight, and now there are only two left. When Rivka meets the girls upon their arrival at...

The Devil's Arithmetic
Hannah’s experience is an example of dramatic irony. She knows how everything is going to end, and the reader knows, but the other characters do not. There is only so much Hannah can do with...

The Devil's Arithmetic
The first horrifying experience Hannah has is when she opens the door for the prophet Elijah during her family's Passover Seder and somehow magically gets transported through time to World War...

The Devil's Arithmetic
This story is about a young Jewish girl who learns about her heritage the hard way. She somehow gets magiaclly transported back to the Holocaust, and into a concentration camp. She somehow loses...