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Chapter 6, The Dog, Part 4 Summary

In May of 1940, Ernie a former neighbor informs Ernie that his family is in Gurs. Benjamin writes that the interment camp is horrible and that to be a Jew is difficult. From his father, these were very strong words. Ernie's captain is suspicious of the letter since it is written in Hebrew. Ernie chooses to leave the Army. He tries to persuade the only other Jew to join him, but the man is killed from an artillery assault. The French Army surrenders and gives half of France to Germany. Ernie learns that all internees of Gurs are deported to Nazi extermination camps. Ernie's mind bordered on madness before, but this now is the proverbial straw.

Chapter 6, The Dog, Part 4 Analysis

The Lamed-Vovnik works hard to keep his word to the French Army despite word that his family has been detained at...

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