Time's Arrow - Chapter 8: Because Ducks Are Fat Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8: Because Ducks Are Fat Summary

When Odilo was thirteen, he visited Auschwitz. They were camping and he walked back to the railway tracks. He saw the old barracks and some other industrial structures, which were actually owned by the Polish. The narrator thought it was very sad. He had wanted to see Auschwitz again, but all the old magic had been erased by time's passage.

Then he was three and the narrator realized that he would soon be born. He lived with his family at the edge of Solingen, known for its surgical instruments. The narrator knew a secret, that it was also the birthplace of Adolf Eichmann, but no one else knew it. Odilo's mother worked as a nurse. His father was sick, but could still take Odilo's pain away with a swat of his hand. Odilo talked baby...

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