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Thank you and Shalom,
Your Fairy Blog Mother, Rochelle
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 99
“Where’s Nadine?” I stamped my foot with childish impatience.
“The Juif doesn’t live here anymore.” The man hissed through pinched lips.
“Because of the Bosche?”
“No more questions.” The door slammed and he shouted from the other side. “Go away!”
Seventy years later sunlight flickers on ocean waves at Saint-Marc. I walk along the deserted beach where Nadine and I gathered seashells and dreams.
“Martine, swim with me.”
Shielding my eyes, I search the rippling waters. Nadine beckons. I’m warmed by her smile…and the twelve-year-old girl who choked her last in Auschwitz’s Zyklon-B showers lives forever in my heart.
**Note: Today as I post my story it is 27 January. The United Nations designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. A time to remember and say “Never again!”