The Devil’s Arithmetic
Story Map Legend
Setting
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New Rochelle New York in
the present
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Spring of 1942 in Polish
Villages and a concentration
camp
Characters
Present
 Hannah- Is Jewish and has braces and brown and eyes
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Past
Chaya’s- Parents died of a sickness
Shmuel- is getting married to Fagye, is a big gentle man
Gitl known as “the bear,”- is not married and is Shmuel’s sister
Fagye- is getting married to Shmuel
Character Study
Hannah doesn’t care about
Passover
 Hannah hates remembering
things
 Hannah doesn’t care for people
but herself in the beginning
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Chaya tries to survive the
holocaust
 Chaya cares for other people
 Chaya saved Rivika by sacrificing
her life
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Problem
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Hannah goes back in time and experiences the life of the Jews during
the holocaust and she tries to go back to the present but can’t.
Plot
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Hannah is tired of remembering about the Passover but when she
opens the door for Elijah she goes back to the past. When she went
to the Concentration camps they cut her hair off and she forgot her
memory.
Resolution
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Hannah cares about what happened to
her in the past because she knows the
hard times that her Aunt Eva faced.
Bibliography
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Yolen, Jane. The Devil’s Arithmetic. New York: Puffin Books, 1988.
http://janeyolen.com/

The Devil`s Arithmetic