Berlin Noir Topics for Discussion

Philip Kerr
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Why does Hermann Six hate the Nazi Regime? Do you think most wealthy industrialists and businessmen felt as he did? Why or why not?

Gunther clearly dislikes the ideologies and activities of the Nazi Regime, even in its early years. What were his specific initial objections?

Gunther can be characterized as a pragmatist, in that his instinct for survival precludes his open opposition to a government he sees as evil. Is he justified in his passive acceptance of things as they are?

One pervasive theme of all three novels is the greed and corruption among government officials. Cite examples from each work to support this theme.

Gunther is so enraged by Kindermann's responsibility for Inge Lorenz's death that he shoots him in cold blood. Given the times in which this murder occurred, was it justified? Why or why not?

Gunther attempts to atone for...

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