The Boiling Point

A Jewish teen’s account of the earthquake

Leila Miller, Outside News Editor

April 18, 2011

It was during a game of floor hockey in P.E. when the gym floor in  Tokyo’s American School in Japan began shifting sideways. At first, 16-year-old Hannah Rosenfeld thought that it was just a minor earthquake and her classmates pretended they were “surfing” on the floor, but then their teacher yelled at them to go outside. Hannah, a Jewish Japanese-American, was born...