Leaving Berlin - Chapter 3: "Rykestrasse" Summary & Analysis

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Alex encounters a man standing next to the statue of Gretel in the Fairytale Garden wearing a worker's cap and peacoat. He introduces himself as Dieter and tells Alex immediately not to respond if anybody else tries to contact him. He also tells Alex that he should come to the Garden for regular walks when he needs to meet with him, but that secrecy must be preserved at all costs. He mentions that the young bellboy, Peter, will help him if anything is wrong and Alex asks how old the boy is and why he is involved in such a dangerous operation. Dieter tells him "That's the choice now in Berlin. Be a criminal or a spy. So, a criminal. I don't blame him. The money's better" (117). Dieter tells Alex about his daughter who was raped by Russian soldiers and later killed, that...

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