Part 5: 1938-1939, Pages 282-308 Summary
Part 5 opens with a chapter called "Waiting." Daniel and Miriam have returned to Daniel's apartment and are waiting for Rheinhard to return from asking some friends to hide them. It is 11:30 at night, and they wait tensely. Rheinhard returns to tell them his colleagues are all too scared to help and that Daniel and Miriam will have to stay in the apartment. It is getting dangerous outside, he tells them. Daniel is outraged at his father's apparent ignorance of the danger they are all in. He yells at his father, but their argument is interrupted when something is thrown through their window and they hear pounding at the front door of the apartment house. Daniel and Miriam leave by the kitchen window, but Rheinhard and the others remain.
The next chapter is called "The Hearing." Nazi soldiers break down the apartment door as Rheinhard pushes Sophie and Sebastian...