Chapter 10 Summary

The trucks carrying the villagers finally arrive at a train station. Armed guards stand in front of the station house; two wooden boxcars squat nearby. The trucks roll to a stop, and the passengers are ordered to get out. When they hesitate, the soldiers raise their guns. Shmuel is the first to leap down off the truck, and the other men quickly follow his example, reaching up to help the women and children disembark.

Fayge’s beautiful wedding dress is torn on an exposed nail, and she begins to cry uncontrollably. The people notice piles of baskets and bags abandoned along the tracks, and many of these are recognized as having belonged to family members. As their sense of foreboding grows, the Jews are told by the...

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