The rejection was painful, especially since we could not fathom why it developed. We wondered if we were at fault, what we had done, and how we could make amends.
I had a friend. When I was eight years old, I had a friend. Her name was Anni.
When my startled parents opened the door, the uniformed men yelled, “Verboten!” They told my parents to get out: napping in the car was not allowed. To emphasize their new rule, they slapped both my mother and father in the …
Glucke mit Kücken, April 1928
Memory is a blessing and a curse.
May the last words of the victim surpass and outlast those of the killer.
When I left the voting booth, no soldiers in uniform were visible; no swastikas were in sight. I was safe. My vote was secret.
Like Eva, I had to travel alone to a place where I knew no one, leaving my friends, my family, and my home.
After Eva's sudden departure, we never lived together as a family again.
While the world around us was violent, cruel, and in ruins from war...we loved each other, knowing that we might have to bid farewell forever to our best friend, Candida.