School Id-3

School ID

Emilia Becker

Amongst the documents flew out a scrap of paper, light as an autumn leaf. School ID No. 184/89, released in September 1989. I touch carefully its rough surface. It’s been a long time since somebody had crumpled it in his pocket. Unsightly folds took the form of smooth scratches. Blue stamp put once sweepingly, now faded. Two rusty staples pierce the black-and-white photo that depicts ten- year- old boy who looks familiar to me.

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