How would you interpret this phrase “the nurse’s room” in the context?
How would you interpret this phrase “the nurse’s room” mentioned in the last sentence of the third passage?
What kind of room would it be in a school?
PS: the excerpt is taken from “Siren” written by an Israeli author, Etgar Keret. And I’m reading an English translation.
On Holocaust Remembrance Day all the classes were taken to the school hall. A makeshift stage had been put up and on the wall behind it they had stuck up sheets of black cartridge paper with the names of concentration camps and pictures of barbed-wire fences.
…Some of the ninth graders got up onto the stage and the ceremony began.
When all the students had declaimed the usual texts, an oldish man in a maroon sweater came onto the stage and told us about Auschwitz. He was the father of one of the students. He didn’t speak long, just fifteen minutes or so. Afterward we went back to our classrooms. As we went outside I saw Sholem, our janitor, sitting on the steps by the nurse’s room, crying.
“Hey, Sholem, what’s wrong?” I asked.
“That man in the hall,” he said, “I know him, I also was in the Sonderkommando.”