The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

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In The Devils Arithmetic, what happens in chapters 10-17?

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Chapters 10-17 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 for the first time when German soldiers come.  They are ordered to lie face down, and their valuables are taken.  They are reassured by one that everything will be fine.

Now, Jews, listen.  Do what you are told and no one will get hurt.  All I ask is your cooperation. (ch 10, p. 74)

Hannah is the only one who knows what is happening.  She is...

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