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.