Parallel Journeys - Chapters 19 - 20 Summary & Analysis

Eleanor H. Ayer
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Alfons learned of Hitler's death on a radio broadcast and did not blame Hitler for committing suicide because it was a better fate than he would have experienced had he been captured. As ordered, Alfons turned himself in to American troops who came next to Wittlich. Alfons was put to work as a translator for the Americans until they found out that Alfons had been a Hitler Youth officer and he lost his job.

When Alfons first heard about the horrors of the concentration camps, he did not believe the stories much like many other Germans. Alfons and the rest of Germany began to rebuild their lives and their country. When the Americans left Germany and the French arrived to occupy it, Alfons was arrested for being a Hitler Youth officer. The French were ruthless because their country had been invaded by Germany...

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