Part 1: 1933, Pages 68-83 Summary
Daniel sulks in his room in the next chapter, called "Volcanoes." He hears his mother crying downstairs but tries not to be moved by it. He daydreams that despite being half Jewish an exception might be made. Hitler himself might recognize him as an Aryan, allowing him to join the HJ and one day the SS, the special Nazi military unit. He finally loses himself in a book about the volcano Krakatoa
The next chapter is called "June, 1945 II." Daniel drives in his jeep to the large square where he and Armin had often met. He looks back at the period of his life after he discovered he was half Jewish. He did not tell Armin or anyone else, after his father had decided at a family meeting that they need not tell anyone.
Daniel recalls one of the teachers at his school, Dr. Knoppe, who the students referred...