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In Paradise - Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4. The members of the retreat are taken on a tour of the entire compound of Auschwitz. When they enter the death block, the area where prisoners condemned to death were kept, a Catholic novice nun lights a candle to Saint Maximillian. Mr. Earwig becomes angry and tells her that such actions have no place there. Olin intervenes, but only to silence them in a house of death.

In the first crematorium at Auschwitz I, the retreat members see a tribute wall to those who died there. The members participate in a brief ceremony. As they tour the former camp, Olin finds himself wondering who of them truly has the right to be there. He does not understand why tourists come to this place and what interest anyone other than survivors might have in it. Over dinner, a similar conversation takes place as...

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