The Devil's Arithmetic

what does "oraganize" mean?

chapter 14

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She emphasizes that because her number is lower than theirs that she has been there longer and so knows how to "organize" things. That means she has found them some shoes. She can get them medicines. Finally, she tells them they must never go near a large wooden fence beyond which loomed the smokestack.



Organize means to steal, it means that someone has the ability to get you something you need but can't have.