Catherine Sinow

It Was Cold


Henry Phillips had changed his name to Ludwig Zimmermann. Why? Because he was traveling around the country. Traveling around the country to give speeches.

“The Nazis held me in a camp,” he lied. “It was cold. It was dark.”

Each school paid him five thousand dollars.


Catherine Sinow is a recent graduate of Colorado College, where she majored in fiction writing. You can find her other work at