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The Reader - Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary

As the trial continues, it becomes evident that the only reliable testimony against the defendants is the testimony of the surviving mother and the testimony and book of the surviving daughter. They are unable to personally identify the defendants, and the defendants themselves and others have no motivation to incriminate each other. However, Hanna freely admits her participation. The other defendants quickly turn all the blame toward Hanna and blame her for everything.

During the trial, it is revealed that Hanna would routinely take frail, young girls into protection. These weak and delicate girls would be given preferential treatment, and Hanna would have them come to her quarters in the evenings. After a time of several weeks, these young girls would then be selected by Hanna and sent to Auschwitz for execution. The assumption had been that Hanna was sexually abusing the girls, but the...

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