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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 was in the casket in Number the Stars Chapter 11?
In this chapter, Annemarie discovers that the coffin is full of clothing and jackets for the people in the room. Peter, a 20-year-old member of the resistance, hands these items out, along with medicine to put a small child to sleep while they travel. Peter also gives a mysterious package to Mr.
Why did they have a fake funeral Number the Stars?
In Chapter 10 of Number the Stars, Annemarie waits to find out what the pretend funeral, a gathering after someone has died, is really about. 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.
Why were the soldiers suspicious about the funeral at the Johansen’s house?
They saw that the lights were on and too many people were in the house, which made them suspicious. Not good. Mrs. Johansen explains that they’re having a pre-funeral gathering—there’s nothing wrong with that.
Why is the casket closed in the book number the stars?
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.
What happens at Birte’s funeral in number the stars?
To her surprise, Uncle Henrik announces that their Great-aunt Birte has passed away. The funeral is to be held in the traditional way—in a relative’s home—that night. Annemarie is very confused. She does not understand why no one seems sad.
Why was the casket of Great Aunt Birte closed?
The soldier asks why the casket is closed, and Mama explains Great-Aunt Birte died of typhus and the doctors have warned them that the corpse could still be contagious. However, she offers to open it anyway if the officer wants to have a look.
Where is Great-Aunt Birte in number the stars?
Great-aunt Birte, he says, will be resting in her casket in the living room tonight before being buried tomorrow. Kirsti is fascinated, but Annemarie is confused.