During autumn I was sick. I had scarlet fever. I got red spots all over. Then I was driven to the hospital. I had to stay there for six weeks. Every week my mother came, but she was not allowed to come inside since the disease is contagious. She had to stay in front of a window. It took five weeks, and then I could get up again. But the six weeks were over quickly because I was in good company. After the six weeks were over, I could go home again. I was quite glad that I was healthy and could go back to school.
When I was sick
Germany, 4 March 1944