Letters From Rifka Analysis

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“There is no place like home,” Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz,” say’s . This quote shows, how much Dorothy misses her home and believes that it is one of a kind. However, Rifka from “Letters From Rifka”, does not know her home or where she belongs. Even though Rifka does not know her home, Rifka does know that home is where she is safe with her family. This is a story about a young Jewish girl who has to leave her “home” because the Russian army is planning to recruit her brother Saul who sincerely loathes. They flee for America where safety was promised to them. However, the trip they must embark on is exceedingly treacherous. Initially, Rifka's family nominates her to distract the guards securing the train to Poland because she has none of

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