Friedrich - "Vultures (1941)" Summary & Analysis

Hans Peter Richter
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"Vultures (1941)" Summary

The narrator's family spends a sleepless night, worrying about the Schneiders. They watch for Friedrich, to tell him what has happened. Hearing him climb past their floor, the narrator's mother sends him upstairs. Friedrich is standing motionless over Resch, who is rummaging through a mattress. He has already filled a shopping bag with loot. Clearly, someone has searched the apartment. The narrator's heart is beating wildly as he watches the confrontation. Friedrich spits in Resch's face and calls him a vulture. Resch wipes his face, turning red, grabs the Sabbath candleholder, and begins screaming for help. Friedrich can only retreat and disappear, as the vulture screams for the police, and for someone to stop the Jew.

"Vultures (1941)" Analysis

Resch is the vulture standing for all the vultures who loot those whom they turn into the police. Old and out of shape...

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