Berlin Noir Setting & Symbolism

Philip Kerr
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March Violets

A term used to describe those Germans who enthusiastically supported the Nazi regime

The Alex

Nickname for the Berlin Police Department

Museum Island

A township on a small island in a river near Berlin, named for the large number of museums on the island

KZ

Slang term for prison

German Strength

A "ring" run by Red Dieter, bent upon obtaining the documents held in the safe of the Pfarr's and stolen when Pfarr and his mistress are murdered

Dachau

Prison in which both Jews and Aryan criminals are housed. Gunther is sent there "undercover" to befriend safe cracker Mutschmann and discover the location of important documents Mutschmann has stolen from the safe of Paul Pfarr

Gestapo

Specialized Nazi police who are charged with ferreting out "enemies of the Third Reich."

Urania

Occult magazine published by Reinhard Lange

Der Sturmer

A radical antisemitic publication, supported by Julius...

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