In The Details

Did you see it in the picture?  

Paul’s sister, Fran, certainly did and it’s a good thing, too.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields operates the Building Blog AND took this photo.






The accordion cage made its moire patterns in front of him as he traveled down, down, down …

Sixty years later and almost to the day after he, Papa, Mama and little Fran made that trip downward into the waiting hands of the Gestapo, Paul entered that warehouse again.  The elevator still stood, old like he, and shorter than he remembered.

Fran’s voice whispered in his memory.  “If you look close, you’ll see things in the cage.”

Yes!   There they were all along:   Stars of David!

He wept softly the words of Psalm 130:7 “… and with Him is plenteous redemption.”


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30 Responses to In The Details

  1. Dear Kent,

    And the handwriting was on the wall, or in the grate as it were. Sweet tribute…never again.



  2. Lest we forget. Good job, Kent.


  3. christi74 says:

    You worked a bible passage into 100 words and it totally works. Nice!

  4. Wow, Kent! I love this rich and layered story. A life sits between the lines.

  5. Nan Falkner says:

    Really good and I loved the Bible verse woven in. Good story and I can picture him returning to see where it had taken place. Good Job!

  6. Another Magen David spotter. A moving tale, well told.

  7. K.Z. says:

    beautiful story Kent. a tender tribute.

  8. Sandra says:

    Great story. I’d noticed those stars too. Well done.

  9. JudahFirst says:

    Beautiful! Very well crafted.

  10. elmowrites says:

    I like the old man looking back – I think you have it perfectly – and I like that little Fran was the one to spot the Stars first. She and I are clearly similarly-minded 😉

  11. A whole lifetime in 100 words – well done

  12. Mousume says:

    Lovely take on the prompt.

  13. A lovely story about family and remembrance. Well done.

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