Fatherland - Tuesday, April 14, 1964, Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Tuesday, April 14, 1964, Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 Summary

Fatherland is the alternate history story of the Nazi German rule over much of Europe and the Soviet Union, written as if Germany had won World War II. The story unfolds to uncover the deaths and murders of high-ranking German officials on the eve of Adolf Hitler's seventy-fifth birthday in 1964.

As the story begins, it is the early hours of April 14, 1964, and Xavier March, a homicide investigator with the Berlin Kriminalpolizei, also called the Kripo, arrives on the scene of the discovery of a dead man's body in the Havel River in Berlin, Germany. March has attained the distinction of Sturmbannfuhrer which is the SS title for the rank of major. March questions a young man named Hermann Jost, who discovered the dead body and phoned the police. Jost had been jogging in the area and saw the body and is...

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