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Yellow Star

It is September 30, 1936

I am 12 years old today.
I have received a yellow star pin

for my accomplishments in gymnastics.


I am proud to wear it.


It is April, 1937

We hear about a new law

declared by the Nazis that soon

all Jewish people

must sew a yellow star

on their clothing

for everyone to see.



This is not a good thing.


It has not happened in our

part of Germany yet

but we hear it is coming to us

from east to west.


I hide my yellow star pin.


It means something different now.