Emma, Part II

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.

HITLER:

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.

HITLER:

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.

FRDERIK:

Emma, this is the answer! I will become a

Nazi officer!

TEEN EMMA:

Yea Daddy! And I will sign up for that school!

FREDERIK:

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.

HITLER:

I’m so glad to see so many good men sign

up! There will be a meeting tomorrow. Be

here at five thirty sharp!

FREDERIK:

Yes, sir!

HITLER:

And don’t worry, a bus will come by your

house to bring you to school, my dear.

TEEN EMMA:

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.

FREDERIK:

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.

MARTHE:

Being a Nazi sounds dangerous. I

don’t like the idea of you having

to engage in such violence!

FREDERIK:

What do you want? To sit in poverty

while these evil beings laze in luxury?

Marthe says nothing.

TEEN EMMA:

Wait, if we are moving, then does that

mean I will not see my friends again?

FREDERIK:

Of course not! You will see them at

your new school.

TEEN EMMA:

Oh right! Still, I will enjoy having

them as neighbors.

MARTHE:

Well, why don’t you go out and spend

time with them while we are still here.

TEEN EMMA:

Good idea!

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.

TEEN EMMA:

Guys, what’s going on?

TEEN HADON:

We just found Nicklaus is a Jew!

TEEN EMMA:

No way!

Teen Belinda and Teen Hadon step aside to reveal a shaking Teen Nicklaus, who is wearing a Star of David.

TEEN EMMA:

You’ve been our friend for years!

TEEN NICKLAUS:

I’m still your friend!

TEEN BELINDA:

We are no friends of Jews! Do you think

we will support the wrongdoings you are

planning?

TEEN NICKLAUS:

I’m not planning anything!

TEEN HADON:

You belong in the ghetto!

TEEN NICKLAUS:

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!

TEEN EMMA:

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.

TEEN NICKLAUS:

Hitler is lying! He will destroy Germany

if he does this!

TEEN EMMA:

How dare you insult the regime!

Teen Belinda and Teen Hadon prepare to beat Teen Nicklaus up.

TEEN NICKLAUS:

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.

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