Letters From Rifka
Chris Peterson, Ryan Maki, Tyler Frahm
Major Plot Events
Rifka and her family leave Berdichev.
Rifka and family get stopped on a train
Rifka does Polish girls hair and gets ringworm
Rifka is cured of ringworm in Belgium
Rifka goes to America, but gets stopped at Ellis Island
Rifka's hair grew back and they let her into america
Russian Army takes Rifka's mom's candles
Rifka's family gets Typhus in Poland
Rifka gets ringworm on the way to WARSAW and has to go to Antwerp to get cured
Rifka is held at ellis island
Since her family began their journey, Rifka has become mentally strong. She has been through a lot over the course of a couple of years. This will help her throughout her life.
Before World War 1 through World War 2, the Jewish religion was not well liked. During the timing of the book, Hitler was rising to power and brainwashing the people of Nazi-Germany. The people of Berdechiv felt the same way at this time.