When he asked me this, all of my memories before living here came flying
back. Now I am going to tell you all about it.
It was a dark, gloomy night. I was reading my book but then I heard a loud
BANG… I checked out of my window and saw so many JEWS. I knew that
because they were wearing the star of David. There were Nazi soldiers too. I
called my dad and asked him why there were so many people? Out of nowhere
he screamed "HIDE!". I was getting worried. We heard the door open,there
They checked the whole house until they found us. I quickly
grabbed my things (my teddy and the only small picture of my whole family
before my mum died). They dragged us out. It was like we were getting kicked
out of OUR house! We waited in the line. I wondered why they were doing this
We followed the soldiers. They took us to a dirty, dilapidated carriage. It was
for cattle. How could they treat us like animals we never did anything to them!
The carriage was so dusty, I couldn’t even breathe properly. I suddenly felt sick
and it was because of the revolting smell. I heard someone crying. It was a little
girl, she looked cold so I gave my coat to her. I started to feel cold but at least
she didn’t. I was tired so I tried to sleep but I couldn’t because it was so
cramped and it made me feel uncomfortable so I just sat there until we arrived.
The journey felt like it would never end.
Finally, we arrived, my legs were aching because of how long we were in the
carriage. I filled with joy until I saw where we were going to live. WE WERE
GOING TO LIVE IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP!!! I hated this. they told us to
wear these filthy,unwashed clothes. Soon,we had to shave our heads! They
even took away our names and made it into numbers. To remember our
numbers, they had to burn them on us or tattoo them. I was horrified by what
they were doing to us.
This is all Hitler’s fault, if he didn’t make those terrifying
posters about us and hated us, this would have never happend! Later, they
even seized our belongings so it was no point bringing anything because we
were going to lose it anyway. We went in groups and didn’t even get to choose
them (I wasn’t even in the same group as my dad). And even worse we were
going to sleep in huts on wooden shelves with hundreds of strangers. This was
only the beginning, what else are they going to do to us.
In the morning, they played loud, disturbing music to wake us up. I didn’t need
it as I didn’t even have a bit of sleep. Then, we had to clean up from morning
until night. For food, we could only eat bitter, black bread and vegetable soup.
That was going to be my life.
Sunniva studies at Ravensthorpe primary school and lives in Lincolnshire .