It was a cold damp day when the school bell rang and all of the third graders went outdoors to pledge their loyalty to Mr. Hitler, their Nazi leader. Droozy was among her classmates, the only Jewish child in the group. She stretched her arm out in a straight line in salute.

   When Herr Kübler, her teacher, spotted her in the crowd, he ordered her to stand in the back and never to do that again. Droozy stood in the cold shaking with fear. While the other children were saluting she just stood there. Soon Mr. Kübler came back again to where the child stood and hit the eight year old across the face, telling her that she had been disrespectful to their leader. Droozy wanted to disappear. She was not permitted to raise her hand like her classmates, nor was she allowed not to raise it. She made herself as small as possible, bending her legs in order to appear smaller and hoping that perhaps she would not be noticed. Fear seized her until the “Pledge to the Fuehrer” was over. This exercise went on every day, and every day little Droozy shook with fright while trying hard to hide behind one of her tall Christian classmates.

Pork Dumplings
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
About the Author