|Scooped by Abigail Starus|
Whether it was a white band with a blue star, or the plain yellow star Lisa’s parents and countless other Jews had to wear, the effects were the same. It made people think less of themselves, some resulting in suicides. While we don’t truly know what happened to Lisa’s parents I can only hope that they did not die horribly like most of the Jewish race. In the story Lisa first finds out about the yellow star from her friend Gina, “Gina spoke about the letters from her parents and how they had been forced to wear yellow stars and carry identification cards with the large letter J. Lisa was aghast.” (82) Even though the letters weren’t from Lisa’s parents we can assume that they had to go through the same thing. It’s simply horrifying that they degraded the Jewish people to bad; it’s a miracle that Lisa was able to escape most of it.