“Take the Oath”

Valya Vaschenko – 12 years old – U.S.S.R: Every eye in the room was upon Valya as the director of the school called her name again. “Valya Vaschenko,” the director said firmly, “take the oath.” Valya’s mouth stayed shut tight. “Valya! Say the oath,” he commanded. “Valya…Very well, I will read it in your name.” Weeks Read More