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Deceived Amanda Cordle

Photo: Germany, 1945 “German prisoners of war held in an American camp watch a film about German concentration camps.” – United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton as a boy fritz was starved kept warm by flames ignited in piles of reichsmarks as he listened to his parents’ hushed discussions in the corners of dimly lit rooms with one light flickering above an empty table when he walked to school the wind carried news of promise of opportunity for dreamed-about decadencies and prosperous futures of germany rising above the world’s contempt as a teen fritz rallied with thousands of his peers they stood up to greet the fuhrer hands raised high like their teachers taught chanting proudly “heil hitler” together as one

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1939 a list of the dead found itself in his hands fritz scanned for family friends he swore to join the fight had an urge to end this war before the lists got longer and longer and longer… 1941 seventeen-years-old he enlisted side-by-side with his best friend then in march fritz watched him die and said goodbye among the explosions watched his eyes close his chest rise then fall and fritz marched forward

Voices 2018  

Voices literary magazine is produced by the Creative Writing class at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, SC.

Voices 2018  

Voices literary magazine is produced by the Creative Writing class at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, SC.

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