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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 99
Ornate chandeliers bathed Vienna’s Burgtheater stage with light. A young actor took a final bow and his father cheered, “Bravo!”
Afterwards in his dressing room Johann pleaded, “Bitte, Papa, come with me to America.”
“Soon, Johann.” Papa tied a scarf around Johann’s neck. “Soon.”
Had Papa perished in Mauthausen-Gusen, Buchenwald or Auschwitz?
Johann fingered the remains of the threadbare scarf in his pocket. What would Papa make of him now; an orphaned Jew in a Wehrmacht uniform standing in front of television cameras repeating the catchphrase he had heard for twenty years of searching, “I see nothing! Nothing!”