The Devil's Arithmetic

why is the following passage from The Devil’s Arithmetic is a prime example of dramatic irony.

why is this dramtic irony? “Please, Rabbi,’ she pleaded, ‘we must do something. And quickly. I know where they are taking us. I am from the future. Please.’ Rabbi Boruch cleared his throat before speaking. ‘All children are from the future. I am from the past. And the past tells us what we must do in the future….So you must listen to me when I tell you that what we must do now is pray.”

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Dramatic irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play. The reader knows the general outcome of situations because of the historical context of this novel.