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Quote #7

"Stop crying, you idiot girl," he said harshly. "Your stupid mother has sent your uncle a handkerchief. In Germany the women have better things to do. They don't stay at home hemming handkerchiefs for their men." (15.41)

Prejudiced + misogynistic = nasty.

Quote #8

"Go on," the soldier said. He dropped the cheese and the napkin back into her basket. "Go on to your uncle and tell him that the German dogs enjoyed his bread." (15.44)

National identity is so important that even the dogs are singled out as being German rather than Danish. This statement is also meant as an insult to the Danes: the Nazis' dogs are treated better than the Danes themselves. Ugh.

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