EXT. CAPITOL BUILDING. NOON.
Emma stands with her father as the crowd waits in anticipation. Emma cannot find her friends this time, so she pulls out a book. The crowd erupts in cheers as Hitler enters onto the balcony. He starts to speak, but Emma is immersed in her book. Frderik notices this, takes the book away, and silently tells her to pay attention. Emma reluctantly pays attention to Hitler’s speech.
Yes, it is the Jews that killed our
Lord, and ever since then, they’ve
been finding many other ways to
torture our society! We will stand
for their greedy, back-handed ways
no more! The time has come for us to
eliminate these fiends slowly. As
you may or may not know, the law says
that Jews must identify themselves
with the Star of David. If you see any
man, woman, or child wearing this
yellow star, do not allow them to shop
in your shops, touch your children, or
salute our flag! The more I crack down
on these traitors, the better the state
of Germany does. I will show the world
that our race is superior, and one day
we rule the world with an iron fist!
The crowd, including Emma, cheers.
Don’t forget, men, that if you are looking
for a job, there is still room to become a
Nazi officer. And we have just installed
Hitler’s Youth Group schools, so sign your
children up today!
The crowd claps for him. Hitler salutes the crowd, and they salute back. Emma starts to head home, but Frederik step towards the capitol building.
Emma, this is the answer! I will become a
Yea Daddy! And I will sign up for that school!
That’s my girl!
They go up to a table set up by the capitol building stairs, where Hitler and a couple of his appointees have set up a sign up booth. Hitler leers as they both sign up.
I’m so glad to see so many good men sign
up! There will be a meeting tomorrow. Be
here at five thirty sharp!
And don’t worry, a bus will come by your
house to bring you to school, my dear.
Thank you, sir!
Hitler salutes them both, and they salute them back.
INT. KITCHEN. EVENING.
Marthe serves her family dinner as everyone listens to Frederik talk about his new job.
Oh, Marthe! Our money problems are
over! We can move to a better house,
eat better food, and live a better life!
Marthe frowns slightly.
Being a Nazi sounds dangerous. I
don’t like the idea of you having
to engage in such violence!
What do you want? To sit in poverty
while these evil beings laze in luxury?
Marthe says nothing.
Wait, if we are moving, then does that
mean I will not see my friends again?
Of course not! You will see them at
your new school.
Oh right! Still, I will enjoy having
them as neighbors.
Well, why don’t you go out and spend
time with them while we are still here.
Emma darts out the door.
EXT. FREUNDSCHAFT STREET. EVENING.
Emma goes outside to see TEEN BELINDA and TEEN HADON cornering TEEN NICKLAUS. She goes to find out why.
Guys, what’s going on?
We just found Nicklaus is a Jew!
Teen Belinda and Teen Hadon step aside to reveal a shaking Teen Nicklaus, who is wearing a Star of David.
You’ve been our friend for years!
I’m still your friend!
We are no friends of Jews! Do you think
we will support the wrongdoings you are
I’m not planning anything!
You belong in the ghetto!
This is why I never said anything! Those
houses are cramped with ten families in
an apartment meant for one! There are no
schools, and the food delivered to us is
rotting! My family deserves a better life!
No you don’t! Hitler said so himself, our
country will grow stronger without you.
Teen Emma’s words seem to hit Teen Nicklaus hardest of all.
Hitler is lying! He will destroy Germany
if he does this!
How dare you insult the regime!
Teen Belinda and Teen Hadon prepare to beat Teen Nicklaus up.
Please! We’re friends!
Teen Belinda and Teen Hadon start punching him. Teen Emma joins in. He gets knocked unconscious, and they leave him in the street alone.