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Goodbye to Berlin, Section 6 Summary

"A Berlin Diary (Winter, 1932-33)"

This final section of the book consists mostly of a series of vignettes, narrative snapshots of incidents observed by the author on his last days in Berlin, days which coincide with the increasing power of the Nazi movement. Images include the complaints of the bitterly cold Fraulein Schroeder (not to mention the ease with which she slips into support of the Nazi cause), the manipulations and false competitions of popularly attended wrestling matches, confrontations between Nazis and Jews (some relatively conversational, most violent), and a visit paid by Christopher and Fritz to a sexually ambiguous nightclub. It is during his narration of this particular vignette that Christopher admits, albeit perhaps sarcastically, that he is "queer." Other vignettes include Christopher's visits to one of the last operating gathering places for Communists, a visit...

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