I left some neatly written essays in the cupboard that was blown apart.
I never knew what happened to my teacher -- I never saw her again.
To gain more land and power, on 1 September 1939 German troops invaded Poland.
After Hitler refused to stop the invasion, Britain and France declared war on Germany – World War II had begun.
In 1944, an Allied army crossed from Britain to free France from Nazi rule.
One year later, Allied armies invaded Germany, forcing the Germans to surrender.
By Zlata Filipović, on behalf of the members of the Network of Young People Affected by War (NYPAW): Ishmael Beah ( born in Sierra Leone is the author of A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Child Soldier. Kon Kelei (nl) born in Southern Sudan is a spokesperson for War Child Holland. Grace Akallo, born in northern Uganda is the co-author of Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's Children. She lives in Ireland and works on documentary films.
Gacu ( formerly called China Keitetsi, was born in Uganda and is the author of Child Soldier: Fighting for my Life. Zlata Filipović, born in Sarajevo, Bosnia is the author of Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo.
Schools transformed into bombed-out ghost buildings, vandalized spaces, storerooms for weapons, demarcations of enemy zones and front lines.
Locked inside my house, terrified of the outside world where death could snatch you at anytime, I read endlessly, trying to continuously develop myself.