Tuesday, 3 February 2015

What about Gran?

Today we read an extract from "Number The Stars" by Lois Lowry. It is set in Denmark during WWII and Ellen and Annemarie's hometown  has been occupied by the Germans. Little Kirsti is so used to the German soldiers on the streets that she sees them as common as lamp-posts.
We created our own piece in response to the extract and here is mine. 

What about Gran?

For some reason today I was scared. I think it was because my Jewish friend Marie was taken right in front of my own eyes. They did not take me because I am not Jewish but the soldiers really did hurt my wrist when they were checking my wrist for a band, but that was nothing compared to what they are going to do to Marie.

Since I couldn't share my feelings with Marie now, I decided to talk to my mum. But she was not my first choice - since the only time I interact with her is when I am in trouble! 
I explained to my mum that I was scared and what had happened with Marie but all I got back was that Marie and her family were none of my business. I didn't know what to think because my mum is great friends with Marie's family?

I suddenly had a vision of Gran being taken since she was a Jew, so suddenly I just shouted out "What about Gran?" When mum didn't answer I knew I would never see Gran again!

By Ciara Maher, 5th class 

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