Devil's Arithmetic Script - Dialogue Transcript

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Devil's Arithmetic Script


          Looks better than it feels.

          Are you ok? Are you sure?

          No pain, no gain.

          So, what's happening Friday night?

          Melissa is having a party.

          Forget it. Her parents'll have the kitchen all night.

           - Ani de Franco is at Beacon. - We'll never get in.

            What about Johnny Depp's new movie?

            I don't know.

            Check out the guys at the window.

            They look like losers to me.

            - What are you getting? - I can't decide.

            - Does it hurt a lot? - I've felt worse.

            Decide already, Hannah.

            I'm between a butterfly tattoo or angel wings on my ankle.

            Go for the butterfly. It'll match your Dracula lipstick.

            Good point.

            Maybe I should get a tattoo on both ankles.

            - How much would it cost? - A couple of hundred bucks.

            I'm late. Forget it. I have to go.

            - Where do you have to go? - My aunt Eva's. For Passover.

            - Passover? - It's that cracker thing.

            I'll call you guys later about tonight.

             The jewish begin their Passover holiday this evening.

             They're not allowed to eat bread, but only what they call...

            I'm getting ready!

             You're supposed to be home at four!

             You have    minutes, Hannah!

             That's    not   !

             I had your blue dress dry cleaned.

             It's in the closet.

             Did I hear you say thank you to your mother?

            Do I have to go?

            I'm not going through this again. Get dressed.

            Why do I have to go? It's a waste of time.

            Some things you have to do because you have to do.

            - Come on, mom! - We're going because it's important.

            - Why? - Because I say it's important.

            That's shrewd, mom. That's really shrewd.


            Ethel, it's so good to see you!

            I'm so glad you came!

            Burton, my favorite nephew!

            You look wonderful!

            Hannah! I'll give you a good hug.

            You look lovely.

            Do you recognize me? Am I such a stranger?

            It's so good to see you.

            Everytime I see you, you look more like her.

            And everytime I see you, you say the same thing.

            The shape of your mouth, the colour of your eyes...

            - You're blessed with her beauty. - And her name.

            If her name lives on in you, nothing can give me a greater pleasure.

            Why don't you tell me more about her?

            - You wouldn't understand. - Understand what?

            What it was like in the camps. What we lived through, if we lived.

            What it was to be a jew.

            This experience is so far from your world...

            I am afraid though I still want to tell you what's happened...

            it will mean nothing to you. And that will hurt me very much.

            You see? Good.

            Now come.

            - Don't you remember him? - Sure I remember!

            We're in school together. Do you remember Sydney Hollander?

            - I had such a crush on him! - I know it.

            I used to write him love letters. I swear to God I never told...

            ...balanced mutual funds. Give me a call next week.

            Did I ever tell you about life in Yanouf before the war?

            Lots of times, uncle Morris. It's an interesting story.

            Not as interesting as the story I can tell you.

            In the camp, there was some young jews, "yeshiva buchas"...

            That's students. She doesn't know from "buchas".

            Don't make a federal case out of it. Students. "Yeshiva" students...

            and they tried to make an escape...

            but the nazi pigs they set up a trap...

            and they were caught. That's because they knew before...

            It's time for the Sader, uncle Abe. You can tell me this story later.

            It was in the book. The arithmetic, the numbers.

            You add, you subtract... and there are no more jews.

             Come, children! Morris, Abe!

              We praise you eternal our God, ruler of the Universe...

              who makes us holy by thy "mitzvoh"...

              and command us to light the festival lights.


              Blessed are Thou eternal our God, ruler of the Universe...

              ...who creates the fruit of the vine. - Amen.

              "Why this night is different from all other nights?"

              "In all other nights we eat leavened bread or unleavened bread. "

              "In all other nights we eat herbs of any kind.

              And this night why only bitter herbs?"

              We were slaves...

              of the pharaoh...

              and the eternal our God...

              brought us out.

              Now, if God has not brought us out...

              our children and our children's children...

              would still be enslaved in the Egypt.

              "Therefore, even if we were all wise, all men of understanding...

              and even if we were all old and well learned in the torah...

              it would be still our duty to tell the story...

              of the departure from Egypt".

              Hannah, it's your turn to read.

              Come on!

              "It's told that rabbi Eliezer, rabbi Joshua...

              rabbi Eleazar, the son of Azariah, rabbi Akiba and rabbi Tarfon...

              set all night in Bene-Berak telling the story of the exodus from Egypt. "

              - You're drinking too much. - Mom, give me a break!

              I'm trying to be religious. I'm starting to like this holiday.

              Are you all right?

              - I'm loaded. - The way you speak!

              I'll never get over it.

              The cup of Elijah, the prophet...

              who visits each jewish family and drinks a drop of wine.

              Who will open the door and let Elijah in?

              I want to!

              But grandpa,  Jeremy did it last year.

              - Hannah will open the door. - Aunt Eva!

              Please. Do it for me. Go.

              What's going on here?

              Are you feeling all right, child?

              Does anything hurt you?

              Someone, please, tell me what's going on here.

              What is this place? Where did you people come from?

              Don't you remember?

              Remember what?

              You've been very sick, Hannah. This is your first day out of bed.

              You've got to be kidding me. I haven't been sick. I never get sick.

              Where is everybody? Where are my parents?

              Sit down, child. We'll tell you.

              I'm sorry, Hannah. This's been a tragedy for all of us.

              But most of all for you.

              The fever took your parents away.

              It's a miracle that you're still with us.

              Will you repeat what you've just said?

              No, you don't have to. My parents are still alive...

              and I want to go back to New Rochelle.

              New...? What is that?

              - I'm from New Rochelle! - You're from Lublin.

              - You've been very ill. - It's the fever.

              Let's begin at the beginning.

              I'm your cousin Rivkah...

              and this is my mother, your aunt Mina.

              - And I am Hannah Stern, right? - And you from Lublin, Poland...

              where you lived with you parents, of blessed memory.

              Is it a bad drem? Am I having a bad dream?

              Hannah, you're still wak. Calm down.

              It must be the wine I drank too much at the Sader.

              Come rest. You'll feel better.

              - You do look familiar to me. - I should think so.

              We're cousins. Sit.

              Here. Lay down.


              something is wrong. I'm not crazy and I'm not dreaming!

              Please, believe me.

              Hannah, you almost left us.

              You've had a burning fever for nearly two weeks.

              You're just recovering now and we should feel grateful for it.

              Now try and rest.

              Will you do this for me?

              I was listening for when you would wake up.

              - You're so quiet... - I don't know what to do.

              Let me help you get ready.

              - For what? - For the wedding.

              I'm getting married?

              Silly! Leah is marrying Shmuel...

              and I have picked out the prettiest dress for you to wear to the wedding.

              No, thank you. I'll wear my own dress.

              Your taste is too virginal for me.

              Of course. What else should it be?

              I suppose you're used to big stores and fancy clothes.

              Malls, actually...

              This isn't a dream, is it?

              No, Hannah. This is real.

              I'm gonna have to believe it's a dream or I'll loose my mind.

              After all you've been through you don't have to apologize to me.

              This is your home now.

              And I don't think we should ever hide anything from each other.

              You look lovely!


              The way you speak... I'll never get over it. Come.

              We don't want to be late.


              - I want to take Hannah to Mendel's. - It's out of the question.

              Please. I promise I won't ask for anything for the whole month.

              - It's too much money! - Please, my dear sweet mother?

              You see how she gets away?

              Thank you!

              Come. There's so much I want to show you.

              I'll see you at the wedding. Enjoy yourself, Hannah!

              So I'm in another country?

              I wish I could do something to make you feel better.

              Come, we'll have fun.

              Soon you'll enter the world famous village of Yanouf.

              My uncle Abe was always trying to tell me about Yanouf...

              ...but I've never listened to him. - Hello, Yossel!

              It's not an exciting city but...

              it is where we live and we're very happy here.


              He's very nervous. So, no criticisms!

              And above everything else be compassionate.

              How long does it take for a man to get dressed? He's been there...

              He's coming!


              all I can say, from the bottom of my heart...

              is that you look absolutely gorgeous.

              You're not joking with me, Isaac?

              Joking? On this occasion of such solemnity? Never.

              Please, take my arm...

              and we'll proceed to the house of the luckiest woman in town...

              your future wife.

              Bread! Fresh bread!

              - Someone is looking this way. - Yes, I see him.

              It's Ariel, the rabbi son.

              They say he'll be a very great man.

              Chin up. Up.

              Your camera is so gigantic.

              It's the latest.

              - Consider it quite portable. - My father has a Nikon.

              Please, be still.

              Very still.


              And one... two... and...

              After the wedding, we'll get the picture from Mendel.


              - Esther! Miriam! - So this is Hannah, from Lublin?

              My cousin.

              And my best friend. Hannah, I want you to meet...

              ...Esther and Miriam. - You've been waiting to meet you.

              Have you ever seen a moving picture?

              Movies? Sure. Just about every week.

              Every week!

              What's going on?

              - The "bedken". - Let's go!

              Ariel, I'm extremely anxious and I feel nauseous.

              You're not doing too badly.

              If I were in your shoes, I'd probably be in the hospital by now.

              But the strange is that...

              in spite of my anxiety...

              I'm happier now than I've ever been in my whole life.

              Right before the ceremony...

              is "bedken", it's the unveiling of the bride.

              Nathan is in Lvov on business.

              - Forgive him for not being here. - "Mazeltov", Leah.

              - When do you expect the baby? - Around Hanukkah.

              How wonderful! A Hanukkah baby.

              - Make sure you don't dance too much. - I won't.

              But I will kiss you for good luck.

              - What's happening now? - It's a tradition.

              To remind us what happened to Jacob.

              What happened to him?

              - You really have been ill. - The bride was veiled.

              So Jacob thought that he was marrying Rachel...

              but he was really marrying her sister.

              What is this all about?

              The "chupah". This ceremony takes place under the "chupah".

              This is a sacred space and symbolizes the home they will build.


              Leah will circle Shmuel seven times...

              and this bind them together as a couple.

              Each circle it represents the seven days that the world was created.

              Blessed are Thou eternal our God, king of the Universe...

              who has sanctified us with His commandments...

              and command us concerning elicit marriages.

              Forbidden to us the bethrold...

              and permitted to us those who are married to us...

              for the rite of "chupah" and "kiddushin".

              On this    of October...

              in the year     ...

              of the creation of the world in Yanouf, Poland...

              the groom Shmuel Lvovich will take the virgin Leah Shiskel...

              daughter of Rochel e Mordecai Shiskel...

              to be his wife...

              according to the customs of Moses and Israel...

              to respect, feed and take care of her...

              according to the rights of Israel.

              We'd like to invite Ariel and Isaac to act as witnesses to this ceremony.

              Please join us at the "chupah".

              By this ring, you're consacrated to me...

              by the traditions of Moses and Israel.

              Blessed are you Lord our God, king of the Universe...

              who has created all things for His glory.

              May the barren one rejoice and be happy...

              at the ingathering of her children.

              Grand abundant joy for these friends.

              Blessed are you Lord who gladdens the groom and bride.

              Put it out!

              Break it! Do it!


              - What year is it? -     .

              Five thousand? It's impossible! It isn't the future!

              You mean in the christian calendar?

                  . October,     .

              They're nazis!

              They will kill...

              I remember this.

                million jews.

              Don't ask me how I know. I just do.

              Jews of Yanouf! You're being relocated to the East...

              to work in factories for the german war effort.

              It is government policy.

              All you need is going to be provided for.

              This way to the truck, ladies and gentlemen.

              We cannot just go! Plans need to be made...

     to be packed, food... - You will want for nothing!

              We want nothing, except to be left alone.

              In this matter, we are making the rules.

              When you get to your new homes, anyone who wants to work...

              will be treated humanely. And you'll live happy among your own people.

              Each and every jew from these territories is being relocated.

              Let us discuss this. Let us try.

              My daughter! Leave me!



              Leave me!


              - Stay with me. - I cant ' see Mamma.

              I can't see her!

              - They're burning our synagogue. - I know!

              Rivkah, which is worse?

              - Knowing or not knowing? - I don't know.

              You are my wife.

              - Nothing will change that. - We will always be together.

              Always. I promise.

              I love you.

              Perhaps you will forgive me if I introduce myself to you.

              - I'd like that. I'm Hannah. - Ariel Gershon.

              Allow me to introduce you to my family.

              My father Nochim, the rabbi...

              my mother Channa. That is your name also.

              - Channa? - I'm surprised you didn't know this.

              This is my little brother Dovid. And my sisters Sylvia and Jenny.

              This is my cousin Rivkah and my aunt Mina.

              I'd introduce you to my friends Shmuel and Leah but they're busy.

              - It's so cold! - Here. I hold you.

              How will we going to take care of our children?

              Mamma! I'm so afraid.

              I must make myself look smaller.

              Mendel, would you be kind and let me have your belt?

              What will keep... my pants up? I'll freeze 'till death.

              Excuse me.

              Don't tell Esther. She gave it to me for a birthday present.

              I must keep my baby alive. For Nathan.

              I'm so cold!

              Here. This will keep you warm.

              Soon we'll be in a place where we'll be sweating...

              because it will have a fireplace and will be burning...

              and will be so hot that people will have to stand outside.

              Let's go!

              Come on!



              My God!

              I want all men...

              and all male children over    years of age to go to my left...

              and the rest, to go to my right.

              Do it! Do it now!


              Jews, if you do  what you're told...

              you'll not be harmed. All we ask is for your cooperation.

              My men will move among you...

              and relieve you of your valuables for safekeeping.

              Come on!



              And you are...?

              Rabbi Nochin Gershon, from the village of Yanouf.

              May I speak with you privately?

              Privately? Why? We are among friends.

              Everything of value that we have will be given to your guards.

              - There's no need for this violence. - No need?

              Why didn't I think of that? That's an excellent suggestion.

              Guards! Step away!

              And let the jews fill the wheelbarrows themselves.

              And if anything of value is witheld from us...

              then the rabbi and myself will have a private conversation.

              Take you dress off! Drop your clothes at the wall!

              What is this?  Take it off!

              - Let me help you. - Don't bother with her!


              Go on, now, I said!


              - Leah Lubesch. - Outside!

              Come on!

              Get dressed!

              Come on!

              Sit down!

              You cannot be fancy now, jews!

              You are not here on vacation!

              Put those rags on!


              - Keep moving! - Come on!

              - Move! - Faster!

              Give it to me.

              We have the figures on the new arrivals.

                 men,    women and    below the age of ten.

              How many have we terminate since the last arrivals?


              Aren't you pleased with how I am proceeding?

              Why did you allow the rabbi to embarrass you?

              The rabbi!

              I have a special plan for him which I think you'll approve of.

              Is that anything else?

              "Heil, Hitler".


              Where do we sleep?

              Wherever pleases you. Except, of course, where I sleep.

              Although they want us to sleep in top of each other.

              - Are we going to have dinner? - Bedtime! All of you to bed!

              Or they'll come in with their guards.

              To bed!

              There is space here for your friends.

              Where is your mother?

              Here. You come rest with us.

              - Lf you want food, get in line! - Hungry jews are dead jews!

              Dead jews do not work!

              Grab your bowl. You will not get another.

              Grab your bowl. You will not get another.

              She say she won't eat.

              Sarah, you must eat. You don't want to get sick, do you?

              We're looking for your mommy and daddy and we'll find them soon...

              but you must eat. Do this for Rivkah and me.

              Here. Eat some bread.

              You, over there, back to work!

              I'm Hannah Stern from New Rochelle, my mother's name is Lenore...

              my father's name is Burton, and I'm me, nobody else.

              How are you doing?

              I'm on my honeymoon.

              It was a beautiful wedding!

              It's be nice if we had the wedding cake.

              Work, not talking. You're here to work...

              or there'll be smoke coming out of the woods.

              The belt cuts into my stomach.

              I'm afraid it's hurting the baby.

              - Wrap this around you tightly. - Here, Yetta.

              If they should find out...

              They're not looking for pregnant women.

              - But after the baby comes... - We'll talk about it when we have to.

              Here. I stole a piece of bread tonight. Take it.

              - No, I can't. - Yetta, please!

              For the baby.

              The baby, yes.

              I was thinking about how much help I could be to all of us.

              What do you mean?

              I had a history teacher...

              who spent the whole semester talking about the jews during the war.

              You know what I was doing? I was writing notes to my friends.

              I have no idea what my teacher said.

              The only thing I remember...

              is that no one paid any attention to all of us.

              You have a very vivid imagination.

              And it is causing you much needless pain.

              I wish that was true.

              What were we saying when the nazis interrupted us?

              I forget. It was so long ago.

              I was about to say that I heard you arrived that day from Lublin.

              - I don't remember anymore. - Remember what?

              Where I came from...

              where I'm going.

              And you want to know something? I don't care.

              I share your confusion, except I do care.

              I'd like to spend an afternoon with you.

              Perhaps walking through the forests of Yanouf.

              Are you asking me for a date?

              - Yes. That is what I'm asking. - I accept your offer.

              And only instead of walking in the forest...

              maybe we can go to the movies in Times Square, in New York City.

              Fantastic suggestion!

              I'll look forward to it very much.

              Up! Attention!

              For the commandant!

              The rabbi is concerned that tiphus is spreading among the women.

              His wife and two daughters may be in danger.

              This one...

              this one...

              and this one. Tiphus!

              Your mother and sisters...

              they were taken from their barrak this morning.

              They say they have tiphus.

              What is it?



              Jenny... were taken.

              They say they have tiphus.

              We'll say "kaddish".


              I'd really love to hear one of your stories about the future.

              - I'm not in the mood. - Please?

              All right.

              In the future...

              ...the jews who survive... - Jews will survive?

              Yes, Rivkah.

              After the war, jews will go to America...

              and live normal lives.

              - And they'll be safe there? - Of course.

              What will we eat in America?



              It's a delicious food.

              It's like thin bread with tomato sauce and cheese melted on top.

              I like mine with mushrooms and olives.

              And besides pizza, there's cheeseburguers and french fries.

              Cheeseburguers and french fries.

              Cheeseburguer is not exactly "kosher".

              The jews who come to America will have to eat "veggieburguers".

              That 'a burguers made out with vegetables.

              You have such a vivid imagination!

              Can we listen more?

              - Tell us another story. - More!

              Once upon a time...

              there was a girl named Dorothy.

              She lived with her dog Toto in Kansas.

              That's in America.

              "How could you find everybody like that?", she said.

              You know what the Lion said?

              He just burst into tears. He cried like a baby.

              "You're not brave. Not brave at all", said Dorothy.

              "You're nothing but a coward". "That's right", said the Lion.

              "Nothing but a coward".

              "I'm melting", cried the Wicked Witch.

              And she dissolved into a puddle. "You've killed her", they said.

              "I didn't mean to", said Dorothy. And then she said:

              "There's no place like home".

              There's no place like home.

              Was it real?

              I used to think it was just a dream...

              but now I'm not so sure.

              What's wrong?

              - I'm scared. - Of what?

              The Wicked Witch of the West.

              It's just a story.

              It's only a story. Let's go to bed.

              Ariel, they're taking us to the gas!

              Ariel, tell them!

              Tell them!

              Tell them!

              Don't forget us! Remember us!

              - What have you been doing? - Everything.



              Will you teach me  how to pray?

              Will you?

              I'm no longer confident that I know how to... pray properly.

              But I will tell you what I do.

              I cry, I scream...

              I speak so quietly that only God can hear me.

              I have a little gift for you.

              Hide it!

              Our picture... from Mendel. Where did you find this?

              Ariel gave it to me.

              It's beautiful.

              You keep it.

              - Yes. - It's for you.

              Maybe sometime in the future will make a copy for me.

              I'll do that.

              - Ariel is planning an escape. - What?

              Him and some other men...

              they bribed the guard Hans.

              - My God! - What?

              I know this.

              I knew it! My uncle Abe... he tried to tell me at the Sader.


              What did he say?

              Hannah... don't.

              I can't! I have to remember.

              What did he say to me?

              What was it?

              I have to remember. What was it?


              Ariel's escape... the guard he's bribing... it's a trap.

              You have to warn him.

              I'll try, if he'll listen to me.

              He said that he could not go on living like this.

              I will try.

              Go to sleep.

              I can't. I keep thinking of my aunt Eva.

              Who is this?

              She lived through this. All this.

              I should've tried to see her more. I should've, should've...

              Calm down.

              Do you know what a stupir girl I used to be?

              I almost got one of this put on!  Can you believe that?

              - I wanted to get tattooed! - Don't talk foolishness.

              It is foolishness, isn't it? My whole life's been foolishness!

              I'm being punished. That's it. God is...

              I forbid you to say that. Is God punishing me?

              Is He punishing the children? No.

              - I won't believe that. - Then why?

              Ask them. Why? Ask the nazis, not me.

              Don't ask me.

              I stole these scarves for you and Rivkah. Join us.

              You're not going through with it, are you?

              Don't! You won't get away with it. It's a trap!

              - You're famous for your imagination. - But I know! You have to believe me!

              Even if what you say is true, I'd still go through with it.

              At least we'll die like human beings.

              There's so much I want to say to you that my voice is choked.

              You don't have to talk.

              Look at me and I can hear everything you cannot say.

              What will our first meal be together when I come home from my studies?

              It will be simple. A "kneddle" soup...

              a plain piece of meat with horseradish...

              and for dessert I will think of something very sweet.


              No talking!

              The head is in the wrong position!

              We need to try and turn the baby around.

              - Hannah, you hold her leg! - You want me?

              Nathan! I want Nathan! Bring me Nathan!

              It is not possible.

              - Hannah, hold her legs tightly! - I'm trying!

              Don't try, do it! You're not a little girl anymore!

              My God!

              You have a daughter.

              My daughter!

              If only Nathan could know he has a daughter.

              They're beating them. All of them.

              I told them.

              I told them not to...

              I told them and they didn't believe me!


              These men... these pieces of in your jew language, "drek"...

              tried to escape last night!

              Escape! Where they would've gone to?

              To the minefields? To the woods, to starve?

              To the town where no decent Pols will give them shelter?

              This camp is in the middle of nowhere!

              Remember that! You are in the middle of nowhere!

              I have been too easy on you.

              I have made you into my pets.

              That is what they call you: My dirty little pets.

              I have been too kind...

              and this is how you reward my generosity!


              Get him out!

              Guards, get this man! I cannot bear it!


              I can't believe he's dead.

              I can't believe it.

              Come back to bed. You'll make yourself sick.

                Come close. We'll keep you warm.

                I don't want to live like this anymore. It's too painful.

                I wish I was...


                Don't say it.

                What you've been doing has been so wonderful for us.

                What have I been doing?

                Your stories.

                They've been keeping us alive...

                me alive...

                but most of all the children.

                They give us hope...

                they help us think about the future.

                But you don't believe my stories about New Rochelle are true.

                They are true up here...

                and that is all that counts.

                They're coming! I see them.

                - Hide the baby. - On your feet!

                I'm surprised at you ladies. Surprised and I must say disappointed.

                Did you really think that you could keep this a secret from me?

                Where have you hidden it?

                Am I getting warmer?

                You know very well we don't allow babies for a very simple reason:

                They cannot work!

                Please, commandant...

                - I beg you with all my heart... - You know the rules.

                - Then I will go too! - This is useless.

                If you don't let me go with my child, I will kill you.

                I swear I will kill you. Neither God nor the Devil will stop me.

                I that is your wish...

                I never say "no" to a lady. Corporal.

                You cannot be that inhuman!

                The baby is not yours to take. The mother is not yours to take.

                You are a dog and you will burn in Hell!

                I'm sure I will. That's no doubt about it, but I warn you...

                to mind your tongue or I'll have it ripped out of your mouth.

                You think you frighten me? You think you can take anymore...

                from me than you have already taken?

                Corporal, since both of these ladies have offered to accompany the baby...

                please be so kind to accompany them.

                Where are you taking them?


                You must remember! All of you!


                Mamma, don't leave me!

                Please, don't leave me!


                Come on!


                It's Passover soon, isn't it?

                I want to have a Sader.

                You're a fine girl, but it will be impossible here.

                Just tell me what to do. I want to do it for Rivkah.

                Since they took Mina away she's always depressed.


                And also for me.

                - We'll hide the flour here. - Where did you get it?

                The guard Becker. I gave him these wedding stockings.

                The right way is to shoot them at the base of the neck.

                It's much less messy. Here, let me show you.

                Right here. That's where you should put it.

                Here. Go on.

                - There? - Lower.

                - There? - Lower.

                - Here! - Good.

                - Shall I shoot her? - Why not?

                Please, don't, sir. She's a good worker.

                We need good workers.

                It would be wasteful to shoot her.

                You don't want your friend to die?

                You see? They'll do anything to delay the inevitable.

                Isn't that true, jewess?

                - You saved my life. - You'd do the same for me.

                I don't want to die.

                None of us do.  We won't let it happen.

                We must remember who we are and what we saw.

                We must fight to stay alive...

                so we can tell everyone what we've been through.

                The "matzahs" are beautiful.

                I can't believe we've made them.

                Here. Go put them on the table.

                Are you all right?

                - You should lie down. - I will.

                First I want to tell you a secret. Can I tell you a secret?


                I'm going to use...

                one of the names you told me in your stories.

                When all this is over...

                I'll call myself Eva.


                You'll be my Eva!

                I'll be Eva, if I survive.

                But you will survive! You will! I promise you will.

                I'm tired.

                We praise you eternal our God, ruler of the Universe...

                who makes us holy by His "mitzvoh"...

                and command us to light the sacred candles.

                I'm confused as what happens next.

                The wine. But we don't have any wine.

                Then we must eat the "matzahs" next.

                - Do you know... - Yes. I'll say the prayer.

                Blessed are Thou eternal our God, ruler of the Universe...

                who made us holy with His commandments...

                and command us with the eating of "matzah".

                Blessed are Thou eternal our God, ruler of the Universe...

                who made us holy with His commandments...

                and command us to the eating of the bitter herbs.

                Since we don't have anything for dinner...

                we must pretend we have already eaten and then...

                we'll open the door for Elijah.

                Hannah should open the door to Elijah.


                Why do you choose me?

                I don't know.

                Your name... came first to my mind.

                Go, Hannah. Open the door.


                I love you. I'll never forget you.

                Can I go with you?

                - With me? - To open the door for Elijah.

                Yes, we'll go together.

                What are you two up to?

                I was feeling sick so we came out for fresh air.

                - We will go back. - How old are you?

                - Eight, nine? - She's eleven soon.

                Then we'll see if she can work with the women. Your name?

                Sarah Taitz.

                Get back inside!

                Are you satisfied with the projected estimates?

                Arrivals soon will be     men,    women...

                and    under below the age of   .

                And terminated from the last batch?


                Aren't you pleased with how I'm proceeding?

                I'm not pleased. If you don't keep the pace with the numbers...

                you and you alone will pay the consequences.

                - What is she doing? - She's disturbed. I requested...

                Shut up! Take her away!

                That one, and that one, and that one.


                - That one! - Quiet!

                That one. She's sick. Get rid of her.

                She's not ill, commandant. She's just a little tired, that's all it is.

                Get back to work!

                Take off you scarf. Give it to me.

                Don't argue. Give it to me!

                You are to stay here and say nothing and do nothing.

                Get rid of her.

                Listen to me. This is the future. This is what is meant to be.

                I will survive too.

                Old women! Take them away!

                - He knows it's me. - He won't know.

                They all think we look the same.

                The one with the rag on her head.

                She's sick.

                We'll be together again. I promise.

                It's not my imagination.

                Can you not see she's sick?

                - I love you. - Come on. Let's go!

                Undress! Take off your clothes!


                My God!

                Hold me tight!

                Thank God, she's moving!

                Didn't I say it wasn't serious?

                - Am I home? - You drank too much wine, honey.

                - Am I home? - No, sweetie.

                - We're at aunt Eva's. - Eva? Where is aunt Eva?

                Hera, darling. Here I am.

                We were so worried.

                You don't know how glad I am to see you.

                My Rivkah!

                Please, could you excuse us one moment?

                Just one moment, please.

                What name did you call me?

                - Rivkah. Your name. - How do you know?

                This is you, isn't it?

                And this is Hannah, the girl I was named after.

                She was my cousin.

                You once offered to give me this picture.

                Did I?

                I have no recollection.

                But if I offered I will make a copy and you'll have it.

                She's dead, isn't she?

                Yes, she's dead.

                - When we were... - In the camp.

                - She... - Saved your life and went...

                Instead of me.

                To the gas.

                How do you know this? How?

                Maybe it's from my imagination.

                Maybe it's from a dream I had.

                I don't know.

                But what I still don't understand...

                is how so many people could be punished... men, women...

                and babies who didn't even have a chance to think a bad thought.

                Once I would have said you would have to ask the nazis...

                but now I know better.

                And I say you have to ask God.

                There is no one else. Do you know how to talk to God?

                "So quietly that only God can hear me. "

                And I'll always remember what happened. Always.

                Remember always.

                 Then came on ox, and drank The water, that put out the fire

                 That burnt the stick, that beat The dog, that bit the cat

                 That ate the Ilttle kid, that Daddy bought fortwo susim

                 Chad gadya Chad gadya

                 That killed the ox, that drank The water, that put out the fire

                 That burnt the stick, that beat The dog, that bit the cat

                 That ate the Ilttle kid, that Daddy bought for two susim

                 Chad gadya Chad gadya

                 The angel of Death

                 That killed the ox, that drank The water, that put out the fire

                 That burnt the stick, that beat The dog, that bit the cat

                 That ate the Ilttle kid, that Daddy bought for two susim

                 Chad gadya

                 Chad gadya

                That was great. We never got through the whole thing before.

                You didn't get through this time.

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