Last week, I wrote about Bobeshi Rivqah. If you’d like to catch-up click here. This story does stand alone. Ironically, the locked cages in the photograph had the same feel as the ones shown at the Florida Holocaust Museum in Tampa, Florida.
Mama, can I go outside?”
“Go! But, don’t go far.”
From my stoop, I watched Mrs.O’Doherty and Bobeshi Rivqah talking.
“Rivqah, you’re telling me they used the same numbers?”
“Yes, can you believe that?”
Mrs.O’Doherty shook her head from side to side.
“They reused prisoner numbers from the dead; especially, is if they were moved to another camp,” Rivqah said. “Dehumanizing!”
Slowly, I made my way towards them.
They were taking about something I’d wondered about.
“Why do you have numbers on your arm, Bobeshi?”
She hugged me and said, “One day, you’ll know kleyn meydl, one day.”
Word Count: 100
To join Rochelle and her Friday Fictioneers challenge
***** Stoop: a porch with steps in front of a house or other building.
***** Prisoner numbers in the system of German Nazi concentration camps. The prisoner numbers have become a synonym of dehumanization that struck the deportees of the concentration camp. These numbers were to serve efficient “management” of camps, performed by the SS teams. ©http://auschwitz.org/
***** kleyn meydl / קליין מיידל – little girl