Blueprint – Friday Fictioneers

Here is my late entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!

old-building-staircase

Copyright – Rochelle!

– Blueprint –

Of course, they thought of it as a cruel and unusual punishment, something in which they had delighted since 1933.

Hire a Jewish architect to draw up the plans, engage a firm of Jewish builders, take on Jewish craftsmen. Everyone knew the purpose behind the building – it was the Nazi regime’s pride and joy.

The HQ of the Third Reich’s railway system was a grand affair. The hub of their efficient cargo transportation across the continent of Europe, Poland a special destination.

The workers were just grey, miserable, expendable creatures. The grill pattern in the stairwell, their final, finishing touch…

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45 thoughts on “Blueprint – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Thank you, Brenda. A few years ago a spent a few weeks in mainland Europe, including Berlin. I saw a building that my guide explained used to be the HQ of the railway network. It was boarded up, and you could see the original wallpaper on the walls, peeling and desiccating. It was very, very eerie.

  1. Excellent story Freya, history present us with so many stories to draw on. I like that contrast of the magnificence of the building and the workers being grey and dispensable.

  2. i like how you mention the pattern your characters left behind as a personal way of leaving something for the world to witness…a very horrible moment in history unfortunately. powerful story.

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