A poignant short story set in Paris in 1942. On Christmas Eve a young, Jewish boy meets a girl and it is love at first sight. They meet again and he gives her a snow globe; a precious family item passed on to him from his grandfather.
One year later the boy is in Auschwitz, surrounded by death and despair and only the memory of his love and the possibility of seeing her again gives him hope.
This was a free download, a prequel to a novel, The Sweetness of Forgetting. It is beautifully and tenderly told.