Behind the Star

History of Sorts

You gave them a star to single them out. It made it easier for others to recognize them. You even put the word Jood, Jude, or Juif on the star. As if others didn’t know who they were. They were neighbours, friends, colleagues. People knew, but they could or would not defend those wearing the star because of fear, jealousy or cowardice.

With that star you tried to rob them from their dignity and you failed. You tried to wipe them all out, although you nearly did, eventually you failed.

You failed because behind that star were human beings, just like anyone else. You forgot that human beings always try to survive.

Behind the star were Doctors , Artists, Scientists, Bankers, Nurses, Housewives, Bakers ,Butchers, Plumbers. Tradesmen, women, and soldiers. In short, a whole society. If you had succeeded, you would have eventually had to pay a very high price…

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