As Peter watched from his bedroom window and saw the destruction of his neighborhood, he understood Goebbels’s radio threat had successfully been carried out. Peter knew there was more than glass broken that night. The massive attack on Jews had changed everything. But despite the devastation and mayhem, the morning still came. He thought of the song he liked to play: “You Are Not Alone.” He sang the words to himself in a hushed voice, remembering the way his mother used to sing it.
The night is dark until the sunrise.
Your heart is lonely until I answer your cries.
Your path is steep and filled with stone,
But I will walk beside you,
You are not alone.
He wished his father were there. He would have known what to do, but he had been snatched away by the Nazis. The rest of his family was left to clean up the wreckage of their lives.
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