Stephanie, I know that you are in the United States living it up, but while you were doing that I was working in a factory. Life was
cruel they barely even fed us. I was working in a factory in Magdeburg, Germany. Some girls and I are were being forced to work in a factory for Hitler. If we denied working, they threaten to make
us go to a concentration camp. Across our factory there was another factory where only men worked.
I remember 10 years ago when war still didn't occur. We lived calmly in Leningrad, Russia. Mama would always ask me to go to the
shop in town to bring bread, but soon we heard on the radio that Hitler was killing all Jews. I was terribly scared although I wasn't a Jew. When winter approached everybody suffered from coldness
and hunger. Luckily, we had rich people in our town who everybody traded their belongings with, in order to get food. After winter, children and teenagers were sent away to Magdeburg, Germany.
Along with these children and teenagers there came me.
As I said before I was working in this awful factory. They fed us soup that contained mainly water and if we were lucky, potatoes. I
miss Mom and Dad, but in the factory I met a girl that seems to be quite nice. She spoke German and French. Her name was Anna. Sometimes they'd allow us to go into town and buy something with our
money, but we have about an hour of time if not we get shipped to the concentration camps.
After I worked in the factory for years there were bombings around town. Sometimes the ground would shake and the alarm in the factory
sounded. One night, that one night a bomb landed in the factory and everyone was evacuated out. Outside everyone was running terrified and I grabbed Anna's hand. I clearly remember that I told her
"Anna we must run to the train station to buy tickets and go home". Anna and I ran to the train station and there seemed as if there were millions of people. Children were crying and screaming, I
was both scared and annoyed.
We caught a train and luckily made it to Russia. Russia was much calmer, there we both found out that war had ended. Hitler had lost,
but he still had already killed so many Jews. Anna and I went our separate ways, she went to her family, and I went to my family. At home I arrived with hugs, kisses, and tears. Mom and Dad still
couldn't believe that I was alive. Today, I live here in Russia living a happy life and hoping that war never occurs here again.
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