Chapters 19-20 Summary

Paris, 1942

The train ride is only a few hours long, and now they are in a small town walking past more people who are pointing and staring. With each mile, the girl thinks about her brother; he must think they have forgotten him, that his sister abandoned him. Surely he feels afraid and unloved. The village is clean and the air smells fresh; however, the camps they are taken to are dirty and grim. Her father is herded away with the men, so the girl grabs onto her mother’s hand. On the other side of the fence, people have everything they need and are clean; no one yells at them or herds them around like cattle. She looks at those children and wonders who decided they get to be happy and loved and free...

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