Fatherland - Wednesday, April 15, Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Wednesday, April 15, Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 Summary

In the morning, March dresses in his Kripo uniform and meets his u-boat colleague and friend, Rudolf (Rudi) Halder, for breakfast. Rudi works at the government's central archives and is working on a compilation of the history of the German army on the eastern front. Rudi has retrieved a photo of Josef Buhler so that March can be sure of the dead man's identification and although the photo is a few years old, March knows that Buhler is the man pulled from the river. Rudi confirms that Buhler had worked in his state position from 1939 to 1951 and has only one remaining relative, a sister named Elisabeth Trinkl. Rudi also tells March that Buhler had a house on Schwanenwerder which helps explain the location of his corpse.

Buhler's role in the party had been in the area of resettlement which was the...

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