Story 1: Fleeing Europe

Henry Payne and Hudson Sakai

We had been on the run for about three weeks. I was tired, weak, cold, and confused.
I was hiding with my brother, Judah, and a kind German family that had taken us in. We were posing as cousins from out of town.
One day we were talking when we heard a knock at the door. Judah looked through the window, and when he looked back, his face told the whole story. There was a Nazi officer on the front porch!
I immediately raced to the hidden trapdoor under the carpet. This was the panic room.
I grabbed my brother and called "Aunty Greta! Uncle Hans! There's someone at the door!"