1. Bang Bang
That's all I heard on the night my parents died. That sound ringing through my mind while I soothed my sister. For days I stayed behind that wall, Kristel in my arms, eating the bread we left behind there, to scared to go outside. I knew that the officers were gone but I was afraid of the sight right outside of the wall. The blood, the smell.
What if the bodies are still there?
So much was running through my mind but I knew what I had to do. I took that star that they placed on my chest and through it on the ground. I was not going to let anyone know who we were. I promised my parents before they placed us in that secret room that I would protect my sister with all my heart. And if that means disowning the principles that I was introduced to by being a Jew, then I would do that. I take Kristel's 2 year old hand in mine, walk out of the room and walk to the only place I know to be safe.