Nina was born in Poland. She used to live in a town called Yaroslav, so near the railway station that she could hear the sound of the trains running. She led a beautiful and comfortable life with her family. Nina was a happy blonde girl enjoying her perfect five year-old universe. Her brother used to tease her a little bit, but every fight was like a game, typical of siblings that age. He used to hide her favorite doll (Anna) just to make Nina angry. Boys don’t understand how important dolls are in a girl’s life in her first years It is like the ideal mate to have tea with or play, to share special moments and treasure all your life.
One day, Nina went to the market with her mother as they used to every week. They bought some fruit, vegetables and ingredients to bake a cake together.
Suddenly Nina’s life, as that of all those who were there with her changed in a split second.
The first bomb took them by surprise. Nina looked at her mum with the innocence of a child her age. She hugged her mother without knowing what to do. –“Let’s go home”-her mother uttered.
And so they did, they started walking home slowly, confused, without knowing exactly what was going on. As soon as they reached their place, the sad truth stroke them. Home wasn’t there anymore.
Nina is now 81 years old and lives happily in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Spanish version HERE