"He was poor and lived in utter PENURY..."
somebody with a thin, fragile appearance who looks needy and is homeless.
"His WAIFLIKE shyness made people smile..."
A doctrine that states it's possible to achieve communion with God through contemplation and love
"The secrets of Jewish MYSTICISM..."
An action filled with or destined to result in.
"A world FRAUGHT with peril..."
Something that causes or may cause injury, loss, or destruction.
"A world FRAUGHT with peril..."
"He smiled INDULGENTLY..."
Communication of knowledge to man by a divine agency.
"Spoke to me on hours for end about the Kabbalah's REVELATIONS and its mysteries...",
To suggest or hint slyly.
"Some even INSINUATED that he only wanted their pity..."
To reduce to utter ruin or nonexistence.
"ANNIHILATE an entire people?..."
Excruciating distress or pain.
"No more fear. No more ANGUISH..."
Supreme or outstanding.
"The WEATHER was sublime..."
Decree by a higher authority.
"First EDICT: Jew could not leave their homes for..."
A formal, authoritative order.
"Three days later, a new DECREE..."
A section of the city in which all Jews were forced to live.
"Two GHETTO'S were created in Sighet..."
The act of to misleading the mind or judgment of.
"It was ruled by DELUSION..."
Short, entertaining, personal stories
"My father was sharing some ANECDOTES..."
A small waiting room that serves as an entrance to another room.
"The courtyard turned into something like an ANTECHAMBER to an operating room..."
A survival memorial of something that's passed.
"Pitiful RELICS that seemed never to have a home..."
A small leather box containing Hebrew texts on vellum, worn by Jewish men at morning prayer as a reminder to keep the law.
"I quickly unwound my PHYLACTERIES and ran to the window..."
An uncontrollable outburst of emotion or fear, often characterized by irrationality, laughter, weeping, etc.
"There had been incidences of HYSTERIA and harsh blows..."
A destructive fire.
"The stars were but sparks of the immense CONFLAGRATION that was consuming us..."
To pass quickly.
"They could watch the blooming countryside FLIT by..."
The act of restraining or checking.
"Some of the young let go of their INHIBITIONS..."
Unable to be altered.
"The way back IRREVOCABLY cut off..."
"The world had become a HERMETICALLY sealed cattle car..."
Having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations.
"Her husband was a PIOUS man..."
"It was IMPERATIVE to stay together..."
Violent, passionate language.
"Unleashing a stream of INVECTIVES..."
To rise against constituted authority.
"We must REVOLT..."
A furnace for burning.
"You are heading for the CREMATORIUM"
To avoid or escape.
"You have already ELUDED the worst danger..."
A large building in which many people are lodged.
"The BARRACK we had been assigned to"
Clarity, completely comprehensible.
"In one terrified moment of LUCIDITY..."
The state of being completely forgotten or unknown.
"The past seems to have been erased, relegated to OBLIVION..."
Recovering from an illness or operation.
"Auschwitz is not a CONVALESCENT home..."
The loss of hope.
"his eyes, veiled by DESPAIR..."
Unselfishly concerned with the welfare of others.
"This affection was not entirely ALTRUISTIC..."
A strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease.
"Three days QUARANTINE..."
To produce or suggest through artistry and imagination.
"Hum melodies EVOKING the gentle waters..."
Holiness, saintliness, or godliness.
"The majestic SANCTITY of Jerusalem..."
Vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.
"Why couldn't he have avoided Idek's WRATH..."
A wooden frame, consisting of a crossbeam on two uprights, on which condemned persons are executed by hanging.
"His back was to the GALLOWS..."
"His MANACLED hands did not tremble..."
Splendor and greatness. The quality of being elevated in conception or treatment.
"What does your GRANDEUR mean?..."
The act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, etc.
"The SALVATION of the world..."
To feel or express regret/sorrow for.
"I was not longer able to LAMENT..."
To delay the impending punishment.
"We would know the verdict: death or REPRIEVE..."
Abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.
"I was dragging this EMACIATED body..."
A vessel made of material that does not melt easily.
"Far from the CRUCIBLE of death..."
Infection of the intestines.
"Next to me lay a Hungarian Jew suffering from DYSENTERY..."
To hesitate or waver in action.
"But we marched without FALTERING..."
To wrap up or cover.
"Death ENVELOPED me..."
To rise above and overpass.
"We had TRANSCENDED everything..."
To give solace or comfort.
"People when they needed to be CONSOLED..."
Keenly affecting feelings.
"An eerily POIGNANT little corpse..."
"I must have been very dirty and DISHEVELED..."
To bump, push, or shove.
"Some prisoners didn't have the strength to JOSTLE"
An angry dispute.
"People stood in line, QUARRELED..."
"A PLAINTIVE voice came from behind me..."
To lay flat.
"My father was PROSTRATE on his cot..."
To use (a weapon, instrument, etc.) effectively; to handle or employ actively.
"The officer WIELDED his club..."