Friedrich - "A Visit (1941)" Summary & Analysis

Hans Peter Richter
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"A Visit (1941)" Summary

The narrator's family is in bed when they hear footsteps on the stairs. The police pound on the Schneiders' door, and Resch, breathing heavily, brings them a key, lest they break down his door. A helmeted, trench coated tough snarls at them to go inside their apartment, but they stay where they are. The rabbi is lead out in handcuffs, then Herr Schneider, who calls out "You were right, Herr..." before he is bloodied and silenced. Resch locks the door and screams after the police one is missing, but is told to shut up. Still, he is happy he has gotten rid of his unwanted tenant and has "caught a pretty bird on top of it." The narrator's father slams the door in his face.

"A Visit (1941)" Analysis

In this scene, we see the rabbi and Herr Schneider dragged...

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