shtibl- a place used for communal Jewish prayer
penury- extreme poverty; destitution
waiflike- a homeless person, especially a forsaken or orphaned child
billeted- lodge (soldiers) in a particular place, especially a civilian's house or other nonmilitary facility
jubilant- feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph
antechamber- a small room leading to a main one
phylacteries- a small leather box containing Hebrew texts on vellum, worn by Jewish men at morning prayer as a reminder to keep the law
surreptitiously- kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of
conflagration- an extensive fire that destroys a great deal of land or property
farce- a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrousy improbable situations
The Jews are being taken away from their homes by the Hungarian police and the Germans.
There was some points where it was said that the current event that was happening at a moment wasn't scary or something was a joy. How so?