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Genre: Coming Soon
Word Count: 99
ARBEIT MACHT FREI
Grandpa’s tattoo fascinated me. No birds or snakes, just a row of numbers.
“When I grow up, I want one just like yours.”
I was six and didn’t understand his tears as he picked me up and squeezed until I couldn’t breathe.
Over the years, his horror stories changed my mind about the tattoo.
“How did people let it happen, Grandpa?”
“One freedom at a time.”
“Never again, right, Grandpa?”
I’m now the same age he was then. Times have changed. Absentmindedly I scratch the still raw RFID tag site on my wrist.
Rome wasn’t burnt in a day.
What’s RFID? Click to find out. We live in interesting times.