By Barry Denenberg
Through the Nazi persecution of the Jews in Austria, twelve-year-old Julie escapes to the US to stay along with her family in long island urban.
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Qxd 4/27/2000 20:37 web page 195 The police have been impending them, conserving a white ﬂag of truce. by surprise the terrible creatures started ﬁring warmth rays, which burned alive spectators and police alike. there have been now 40 lifeless, and martial legislations were declared. Then the radio station misplaced touch with the cellular unit. after which, extra song. i used to be afraid it used to be worse than monsters from outer house. i used to be afraid Hitler and his Nazis had came upon the way to move the sea and have been coming to assault the Jews in the US. Uncle Martin attempted to name the eating place the place Aunt Clara used to be having dinner, yet nobody replied. He went over to the window and pulled again the curtains — similar to Max did that evening in Vienna whilst the Nazis of their vehicles got here, shouting, “Kill the Jews, kill the Jews. ” i may listen Daddy at the mobilephone with Mr. Heller, and think mom subsequent to me at the sofa. I became to examine mom, yet there has been not anyone there after which the door opened, similar to it did that evening, yet this time it used to be Aunt Clara. “Aunt Clara! ” I cried, and ran to her and hugged her so tightly, i used to be afraid i'd harm her. Uncle Martin informed her what had occurred, and she or he 195 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 S 23 R 24 9577_02_121-210_r7ek. qxd 4/27/2000 20:37 web page 196 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 S 24 R laughed. She acknowledged there has been not anything of the type taking place open air. It was once the sort of great evening, she had made up our minds to stroll domestic after dinner. She went to the phone, giggling as she dialed, and spoke to anyone she knew on the long island occasions. He informed her it was once a hoax — a few foolish radio application, not anything extra. Mr. Esposito advised me that Mrs. Lowenstein additionally had listened to this system and used to be going to swallow a few poison so she may perhaps stay away from the horrors of the Martian invasion from outer house. yet ﬁrst she had introduced down her canine for safekeeping, and Mr. Nicolson had confident her that there wasn’t any invasion. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1938 Margaret continues to be frightened that her dress doesn’t cover all of her ﬂying harness, and regardless of what number instances I guarantee her that it does, she maintains to fret. She says if somebody within the viewers sees it, it spoils the complete impact. She comes early approximately each day to perform her ﬂying, although she doesn’t actually need to. Aunt Clara says Margaret is a devoted and dedicated actress. It’s 196 9577_02_121-210_r7ek. qxd 4/27/2000 20:37 web page 197 not easy to think she’s twenty-ﬁve — she seems to be quite a bit more youthful. After Peter Pan, she’s going to la to be in a film. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER eleven, 1938 It’s so fascinating popping out at evening after the exhibit is over. because of the theater symptoms, it’s gentle even if it’s after ten. There are consistently humans expecting Aunt Clara, Mr. Buttinger, and, in fact, Margaret. yet there are even a few women who're there to determine me. They carry their autograph books out, and that i signal them: Julie Weiss. It’s great being so renowned. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER thirteen, 1938 The radio says that the unspeakable is once more occurring in Vienna.