Sofia's Story

Sofia's Story

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Storyboard Description

It is during World War 2 and the German army have invade the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France in the summer of 1940. Sofia's story consists of her friend's deportation, her parents arguing and eventually her family's escape. The story is by Daniel Navarro and Erik Baeza.

Storyboard Text

  • It is August 23, 1940 in Arnhem, Netherlands. . Sofia and Adam are playing soccer but then Adam has some horrible news.
  • What?!  Why are you moving away Adam?
  • I have to move because my family is being threaten by people who don't like our race or religion.
  • We are staying here and the Germans won't hurt us.
  • You don't know that they can come here and kill us because we are Jewish.
  • Why our my parents fighting over our religion?
  • What are you doing here you Jew? 
  • Hey, just leave me alone! I don't want no trouble.
  • Sofia just keep moving.
  • Mom, should't we help him?
  • Gestapo! Get out of the buildings Jews, NOW!
  • Let's get out of here before they catch us.
  • Ack! Sofia (Grunts) go now to the Allies with your mom.
  • It is September 1944,the American and British army are pushing into Netherlands. The Battle of Arnhem is about to begin
  • Verteidigte die Stadt!
  • Hey its a beautiful day for a birthday girl.  What do wish for?
  • (Sigh) Look Sofia, I know you miss them and so do I but we can't do anything. I am truly sorry for your lost but hey we can aleast celebrate your birthday.
  • It has been 5 years since WW2. Sofia lost her dad in a battle and her mom passed away from cancer. Sofia now lives in New York with her Aunt but is left traumatized by the war.
  • I guess you are right it is time to move on. Well let us have fun on my birthday Aunty. 
  • I wish for my parents to come back.
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