Number The Stars
By: Lois Lowry
Theme - Friendship Never Ends
Summary of Historical Event ~ Star of David
The Star of David was often related to the Holocaust in World War II. The Star of David was often called Magen David which stands for '' shield of David '' in Hebrew. The Star of David is known for its Judaism and commonly wore by Jewish people. The most common color of jewelry that Jews wore was yellow or gold. The Star of David is not just used by Jewish people but it was also used by Christians and Muslims. Many Jews wear the Star of David in honor of the flag of Israel that has a blue Star of David in the middle.
Behind the Book ~ Star of David
"Ellen," she whispered urgently, " take your necklace off!" Ellen's hands flew to her neck. Desperately she began trying to unhook the tiny clasp. Outside the bedroom door, the harsh voices and heavy footsteps continued. " I can't get it open!" Ellen said frantically. " I never take it off-I can't even remember how to open it!" Annemarie heard a voice just outside the door. " What is here?" " Shhh," her mother replied. " My daughters' bedroom. They are sound asleep." " Hold still," Annemarie commanded. " This will hurt." She grabbed the little gold chain, yanked with all her strength, and broke it. As the door opened and light flooded into the bedroom, she crumpled it into her hand and closed her fingers tightly. Terrified, both girls looked up at the three Nazi Officers who entered the room.
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