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By Gloria Whelan

Peter Liebig cannot look forward to summer time. he is uninterested in study rooms, lecturers, and the never-ending lectures in regards to the terrible Nazis. The struggle has been over for ten years, and in addition to, his city of Rolfen, West Germany, has moved on well. regardless of its bombed-out church, it appears simply as calm and beautiful as ever. there's funds to be made on the seashore, and there are complete days to spend with Father at his task. And, after all, there is football. lots for a thirteen-year-old boy to appear ahead to. but if Peter stumbles throughout a letter he was once by no means intended to determine, he unravels a troubling mystery. quickly he questions everything—the town's peaceable nature, his mom and dad' tales in regards to the struggle, and his personal feel of belonging.

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In his new position, he knew, he would at long last have a chance to be in the same room with Hitler. Stauffenberg decided the time had come. ” On July 20 he flew to meet with Hitler at Wolf’s Lair, one of Hitler’s retreats. There were 80,000 land mines encircling Wolf’s Lair to protect Hitler from anyone trying to steal into his headquarters. Hitler never imagined that it would be one of his own officers who would try to take his life. In his briefcase Stauffenberg had two bombs. Using specially made pliers because of his injured hand, he armed one of the bombs by breaking a capsule with acid in it.

Another wave is coming, but the man reaches out, scooping up the boy. Tucking him under his arm, the man heads back to shore. The couple are crying with relief, thanking the man for saving their son. Even though the boy is now safe, the man who has rescued him keeps one arm around the boy as if, having saved his life, he had a stake in him. All we rake up is a few pfennig, so just as I feared, it’s midnight when I get home. To put off my scolding from Mother and Father, I tell them about the boy.

Suppose he’s wrong? It would be awful if he accuses them of not being his parents. ” “He can look for his birth certificate,” Kurt says. ” “I know. When we escaped from Gross Methling, in East Germany, we had to leave all our papers behind. ” Kurt gives me a suspicious look. Quickly I say, “I don’t know. It was just kind of interesting. I guess thousands of kids lost their parents during the war. ” By now we’re back at the Niehls’ house. Frau Niehl wraps up three slices of Nusstorte, and I carry them home, eating only a small bite from each piece.

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