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The Survivor

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 5 August 2016

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

It was a restaurant that Greta’s family owned long before the Third Reich came into existence.

During the war, Major Klein, a Nazi officer, took a liking of her.

“I know you’re sheltering Jews,” he told her. “Be nice to me and I‘ll keep your secret.”

The first time she and Major Klein became intimate, Greta cried in anger and in shame.

When their Jewish friends made their escape to another country, Greta cut the Major’s throat while asleep and went into hiding.

Miraculously, the restaurant survived the Allied bombings. She looked forward to serving a new generation of customers.

NOTE: This story was inspired by Irene Gut Opdyke. Please read her life story here. It’s much better than what I can come up with.

August 3, 2016 at 7:56 pm 24 comments

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