Our January meeting was held on January 17th. We finished reading part 3 and read up to “Pages in the Basement” (p. 126) in part four.
We discussed the unexpected side of Rosa’s nature: Rosa is a good woman in a crisis! The image of the young thief Arthur Berg holding his dead sister remained in the memory of many readers. We also discussed the meaning of “Mensch”: origianlly a German word (as in “Saumensch”) it was borrowed into Yiddish. See the Wikipedia entry here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensch. Rosa is (unexpectedly!) a Mensch.
Next time will be Feb. 21st (not 14th as we agreed at January’s meeting due to scheduling conflicts). Another group is using the room until 3 pm, so earlycomers may have to wait a little.
We will start reading/discussing from “Pages in the Basement” which is nearly the end of Part Four, and continue into Part Five.
I look forward to seeing you all there. Until then,