Thursday, July 19, 2012

the last book I ever read (Madeleine Albright's Prague Winter, excerpt seven)

from Madeleine Albright's Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948:

In October 1942, the Korbel household was transformed by the arrival of Kathy, my baby sister. I was no longer the center of attention, but that was fine with me. The month before, I had reached a whole new level of accomplishment: enrolling as a kindergartener in the Kensington High School for Girls, about a ten-minute walk from our apartment. As required by the dress code, I wore a gray tunic and pleated skirt topped by a cherry red blazer and beret with an accessorized gas mask.

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