a while my foster-mother Annie decided that it was becoming too
dangerous for me to attend school. Several times I had been insulted on
the way there because I was wearing a Star of David, Now I had to stay
close to the house and I hoped I could practice ice-skating. The very
next day I learned that I could no longer go ice-skating because the
Germans had forbidden it – I was only allowed to stand at the edge of
the canal and watch other children skimming past me. I asked Anni if I
could go to a playground close to the school, but she told me that
Jewish children were no longer allowed to play there. Papa “Is” and I
went for a long walk – he told me that people who wore the yellow star
were no longer permitted to use the sidewalk, so silently we walked
together along the gutter – holding hands .
Signs like the one seen
above "Forbidden for Jews"
could be seen everywhere.