There was a strong stench of Gun powder outside the little crib where Dany is hiding. He knew if he gets caught, he is going to be killed, or worse.
He kept staring at the wall opposite him. He saw his whole life in front of his eyes. He remembers the day he was arrested by the soldiers. He was detained just because of his ethnicity and religion.
When Dany was taken captive, he wanted to explain that he had nothing to do with the war. But the soldiers were given specific orders to capture anyone and everyone who belonged to a definite class. Dany was brought to a place which became his abode for a period of seven years after that. He knew that the world has changed and even if he escaped, the world won't be the same.
That's how he ended up in the concentration camp. To mark the prisoners, they were inked with two letters KL( Konzentratzion Lager or Concentration Camp). Everyone in the camp had it. That tattoo marked the identity of all the prisoners in the camps.
But, today the war seems to be ending. Dany is happy because he can anticipate two ways this can end. He might die today or he might escape by the end of the day. Both of which he didn't mind, as it is already seven years and he knows his family has considered him dead.
But, he escaped quite nearly though. He went back to the village he came from and found it to be completely different. He saw that the Holocaust has ended and people are relieved that there aren't any bombs from the sky. But, there was a lot to be done to fix what is gone.
Fifteen years later, Danny is in his death bed, counting his last breath at a hospital. He saw a glimpse of a person who was just passing by. He raised his hand to signal the nurse at once. The nurse called the man passing by. When he entered he saw Dany, he couldn't recognize him. Dany did remember him, he immediately raised his hand to show his Tattoo. This man's eyes filled with tears. They didn't speak, he just raised his hand and showed him the identical tattoo. They both held hands, as if to congratulate each other on survival, both of them had tears rolling down their cheeks. They knew what that meant.
Their tattoos told them that they were a part of each other's most heroic and dreadful story.