The Coldest City Symbols & Objects

Antony Johnston
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The List

This list, which includes the names of all known spies, symbolizes Lorraine’s purpose for being in Berlin.

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall is a visual symbol of the division between East Berlin and West Berlin.

VW Bug

This car is a symbol of German manufacturing. Perceval says that he drives it because the Germans do not like anything that reminds them of Hitler.

Passport Number

Lorraine’s incorrect copying of Gascoine’s passport number symbolizes her attempt to buy herself extra time in Berlin.

German War Memorabilia

Lorraine’s mention of German war memorabilia symbolizes the cover stories that spies sometimes have to come up with on the fly to cover their true intentions. In this particular case, Lorraine uses her search for war memorabilia for her father in order to keep Lasalle from knowing why she wanted to talk to the pedlar...

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