Annemarie and Ellen were running for the girls race coming up until two soldiers made them stop and asked them questions.
Mama informs her daughter, Annemarie about the soldiers taking away the Jews. Her best friend, Ellen is Jew, so it puts both families in danger. Ellen has to stay with the Johanens for a few days so the soldiers won't know.
One of the soldiers noticed that the Rosens (Ellen's family) wasn't home so he came to Annemarie's house. He questioned, Who is the dark haired one? Talking about Ellen. She felt bad for having dark hair as she made the soldiers suspicious