Character Trait: Cheerful "My family laughed and cheered and called out to the characters like they were real. They loved my shows, and I loved putting them on for them. I was never prouder than when I got my father to laugh?"(pg. 4)
Wieliczka Salt Mine
"YOU WERE IN KRAKOW WEREN'T YOU?"
Character Trait: Upset "I had always thought it would be fun to have a brother or sister. That is, until I spent a few months living with in my little apartment with five other kids. The bickering, the fighting, the whining...."
Trzebinia Concentration Camp
Character Trait: Heartbroken "But Uncle Moshe wasn't at roll call. I searched for him where we usually met. I looked up and down the rows for him. Nothing....As the Nazis went through roll call I fought back my tears. If Amon Goeth saw me crying, he would kill me too."(pg. 85 & 86)
Birkenau Concentration Camp
Character Trait: Anger "He was the man who had brought the Nazis to my flat, the one who had stolen everything else from us while the Nazi took my mother's ring. I remembered my mother's eyes that day, the emptiness that had never completely gone away. I'd been so scared, so protective, that i hadn't even felt anger. I did now." (pg. 101-102)
Character Trait: "I had been so resolved to fight back, but I knew then that I wouldn't. To suffer quietly hurt only you. To suffer loudly, violently, angrily-- to fight back -- was to bring hurt and pain and death to others." (pg. 111-112)
Character Trait: Hopeless "'Go on!" I yelled at the showerhead. "Go on, do it! I dare you!" I laughed again. "What are you waiting for?" I cried. "Kill me! I give up! You win!"'