Daniel's Story

By: Carol Matas

"Slowly all our nights were taken away until we were nothing but bodies being shipped out"-Daniel

"Oh God help us, what is happening"?- Auntie Leah

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"I feel the need to look at my pictures, pictures of my life, perhaps they can help me understand how I came to be on this train, who I am, and what has happened"- Daniel

The setting of this story was in Germany during World War II (1930s-1940s)

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The external conflict was person vs person (Jews vs Nazis)

The internal conflict with himself was the thought of suicide

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The theme of the story is to cherish and care for the things you have while you still have it.

Crematoria- a crematory

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Pogrom- an organized massacre, especially of Jews.

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Ghetto- a section of a city in which all Jews were required to live.

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If you liked this book you should read "In My Enemy's House" or "After the War" by Carol Matas

A significant event that happened was Kristallnacht, or otherwise known as the night of broken glass.

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Daniel's pictures meant the world to him because they were his memories that he could never re-live. (Above)

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Above, I imagine this as Hans, Daniel's old best friend when they were younger.

"Why should I write sad pieces, we're sad enough already"- Daniel

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Above is similar to what i had imagined Rosa, Daniel's girlfriend/ fiance, that he met in a secret youth group in the ghetto.

"But someday everything was wrong, upside down. It seemed more normal to die than to live" - Daniel