Table of Contents
- 1 Why is Annemarie so confused about the death of Great aunt Birte in number the stars?
- 2 Why did they have a fake funeral in number the stars?
- 3 Why didn’t Annemarie tell Ellen the truth about Aunt Birte?
- 4 Why didn’t the soldiers want mama to open the casket?
- 5 What was in the casket and why was it there in number the stars?
- 6 What does Mrs Johansen say Great-Aunt Birte died of?
Why is Annemarie so confused about the death of Great aunt Birte in number the stars?
The faked death of an invented person named Great-aunt Birte causes a new issue to surface for Annemarie. She knows that her uncle and her mother are not telling her the truth, but she has no idea why. This is particularly upsetting to her because it is inconsistent with her movement into the adult world.
Why did they have a fake funeral in number the stars?
Lesson Summary The Nazi then asks why the casket isn’t open. Annemarie’s mom tells the Nazi that it’s because Aunt Birte died of a contagious disease, but that she would be happy to open it so she can kiss her aunt one last time.
Did great aunt Birte die in Number the Stars?
Great Aunt Birte does not exist. She is an invention. When Annemarie finds out from Uncle Hendrik that her aunt has died, she is a bit confused. She confronts her uncle, because her mama and uncle are lying to her and she wants to know why.
What is the surprise Ellen receives during the funeral of Great aunt Birte describe Ellen’s reaction to the surprise?
What is the surprise Ellen receives during the funeral of Great-aunt Birte? Mama tells the soldiers that her aunt had died from typhus. Only $47.88/year. What is the meaning of the Psalm read at the funeral?
Why didn’t Annemarie tell Ellen the truth about Aunt Birte?
Annemarie didn’t tell Ellen the truth about Aunt Birte to protect Ellen the same way Annemarie’s mother protected her. Johansen and Uncle Henrik created “the death of an Aunt Birte” to get the Jewish people together so that the German soldiers would not be suspicious.
Why didn’t the soldiers want mama to open the casket?
The “death” in the family is an excuse for people to be gathered. Mama says the casket is closed because Birte died of typhus germs, pretty much guaranteeing no one will open it to check their story.
Who was a surprising guest during great-aunt Birte’s funeral?
What is the surprise Ellen receives during the funeral of Great-aunt Birte? Her parents are there. What is the meaning of the Psalm read at the funeral? It is a metaphor for God’s promise to protect the Jews.
What is in that package Number the Stars?
Because of this, Annemarie must take an important package to her uncle before they can leave. On the way to the boat, soldiers with dogs stop her. They search her basket and discover the package. But when they rip it open it contains only a handkerchief, and they let her go.
What was in the casket and why was it there in number the stars?
What was in the casket? In the casket were blankets and jackets. Why was Peter there too? Peter was there to help the Jewish families escape.
What does Mrs Johansen say Great-Aunt Birte died of?
The Nazis order the casket opened, and Mrs. Johansen acts fast. She says that Great-Aunt Birte had typhus, a very contagious and dangerous disease, as the doctor said. She goes to the casket to open it, but one of the soldiers slaps her in the face and says that they (the Johansens) can open it when the soldiers leave.
Why did Mrs Johansen have to crawl home?
By Lois Lowry Whew. Mrs. Johansen wasted no time getting out of there, but she was going too fast and fell. She hurt herself pretty badly and it took forever to crawl home.