Torn thread

Topics: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Antisemitism, Germany / Pages: 2 (599 words) / Published: Aug 28th, 2014
Jen Herd 4-30-13 per: 9
Torn Thread
Anne Isaacs
Pages: 186 Setting: The setting in the story Torn Thread written by Anne Isaacs was taken place in Bedniz, Poland, and Parschnitz, Czechoslovakia, where the characters were forced to move to a Jewish ghetto.
Main Characters:
The main character in this story was Eva who is twelve years old who was forced to spin thread for the Germans and had to look after her sick sister, Rachel. The minor characters in Torn Thread are Rachel who was always sick with colds, coughs, high fevers, and shortness of breath. Rachel was very ill and was taken to the hospital frequently. Another minor character was Eva’s and Rachel’s father who was taken away from them when they were taken to the Jewish ghetto.
Things I Learned: In the story Torn Thread I learned that the Nazis took young and innocent Jews and forced them to do heavy labor and live in Jewish ghettos. I learned that the Nazis killed people that were too old or unhealthy to work anymore. I also read how the guards of the camps would swear and hit the prisoners with clubs and rifles if they were angry. So practically saying they would beat someone just to get their anger out. Another thing learned in this story was the Nazis blamed everything on the Jews since they hated them so much.
Significance of the Title:
I think the author chose Torn Thread as the title for this story because Eva was forced to spin thread to make blankets and uniforms for the Germans. But her life is getting harder and torn apart hence the title Torn Thread.

Plot:
The story is set in a Nazi labor camp during World War II. After her older sister Rachel is taken by the Nazis and transported to a labor camp, Eva's father arranges for her to also be transported to the same camp so that she

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