This is when annemarie, Ellen, and Kristi were stopped at the corner they were racing at, they were stopped by a Nazi soldier.
The three girls went to their apartment without saying a word, and finally when they got back they saw both of their parents in the chairs drinking their "coffee", so they told them what happend during the way home form school.
Mom, the button shop is closed.
Ellen and her mother finally went home after they found out why they stopped the children when they were running to the corner for practice of running.
Ok im going somewhere Ellen you stay here.
The button shop was closed so Annemarie and Krist were confused and went back home after going to another button shop.
Annemarie and Kristi came home and told their mother about the button shop, and they were devastated to hear the reason it was closed.
Ellen's parents had to drop her off at Annemarie's house because they were going somewhere and she couldn't go.