Herr Kübler was Droozy’s grade school teacher. He was a very cruel man who hated anyone who was not a pure bred German. He hated Jewish children more than anyone else in the world, even though he had only met two in his entire life.

Droozy was an exceptionally good student who learned to read before she ever started school. Mr. Kübler resented her ability to learn more rapidly than most of the other children in the class. He only wanted the Arian / pure German race to achieve. He assigned Droozy to the back of the classroom and seated her next to a tubercular child who was very contagious. Droozy was very frightened because that young girl coughed all the time and should not even have been in the classroom but belonged in a convalescent home for sick children.

Mr. Kübler was a Nazi who had lost his legs during the war. He had two prostheses (wooden legs). He would walk almost like everyone else. He would also take his legs off and go swimming, a sight that the students talked about after school. Because of his physical disability Herr Kübler was always angry. If a child answered a question incorrectly he would hit them across the fingertips with a switch made out of leather. He delighted in doing this. Droozy was careful not to raise her hand in order to prevent receiving a stroke on the hand with the switch. Sometimes, however, this teacher would call on the child anyway. Fortunately she answered correctly. At times when he was in an especially bad mood he would hit Droozy in any event. It hurt so much that Droozy’s fingertips were severely swollen. Although the child enjoyed learning in school she often dreaded the tyrant who was so unjust and brutal.

When Droozy was to be entering the third grade no Jewish child was permitted to attend the German public schools again.  Droozy was relieved. She would never have to face that brutal Nazi man Herr Kübler again.

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Please Don't Eat the Goldfish
Pretty Shoes
Blueberry Cake
The Garden
The Red Rabbit
The Lost Bathing Tickets
What Shall I Do?  The Double Message
Pieces of Gold
Aromas of the Sabbath
The Birth of a Brother
Green Apples
Herr Kübler
The Broken Leg
Boarding School
The American Calendar
Suse Puppe
Shirley Temple Eyes
Kristallnacht Nov. 9, 10, 11
Aunt (Tante) Mathilde
Ice Skates
The Cologne Cathedral
The Escape
A Belgian Holiday
Gas Balloons and the S. S. Washington
The Statue
A Bad Dream
A Pencil Thief
The West Virginia Hills
Ice Cream, Grieben and Baked Spaghetti
The Gypsy’s Song
Venetian Blinds
The Deaf One
Dimmed Lights
Norma Mae
The Spelling Bee
Run, Thief, Run!
The Candy Store
The Birthday Party
Deep, Shallow Waters
Red Riding Hood
Small Mama
Droozy In Love
Eskimo Pies
Apple Picking Time
Working Days
Easter Baskets
Blind Joe
Lessons Learned From Parents
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