Why did Anja want to stay in Szopiencie, where Jews were in danger than going to Hungary where they could be safe?
I think that one of the reasons for Anja not wanting to go to Hungary was because she was scared that, during their trip, Anja and Vladek , could be captured and that they would be taken to the gas chambers. Also, she felt that they would be safer with their friends helping them hiding and giving them food. However, I think that she forgot that they could be seen and that, then they would have to move out of the house. Also, she didn't want to go to Hungary because she probably loved the little boy and the mother that were giving them shelter, so she didn`t want to leave them, or never see them again.
What is the" racist characteristic of the miserly old jews,"mentioned in page 131?
I think that the "racist characteristic of the old jews" mentioned to Atala about Vladek's way of living, trying to spend as less as possible, even having money enough ( it is said that he even gets bathroom paper outside so that he doesn't need to waste money on napkins), has to do with a stereotype created regarding the Jews, as they owned businesses and earned lots of money.
I chose the cartoon below because, in an humoristic way, it shows the image created for the jews, as the blue man understands that , the jew, in green , does not want the shrimp because he thinks he needs to pay to have them.
I think if I were a non jewish pole and I found a jew trying to hide, I would help the jew hiding from the people that would report him and from the nazis. Also, I would probably hide in my house because there it would be the securest place as I'd know where the best hiding places could be. I would give him food and shelter until the war ended. I would pay the food for the jew and I would make a good bed so that the jew could sleep well.
I chose this image as it is showing, in my opinion, someone trying to hide and with fear.