by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 8 Summary
- The Germans put the Americans into groups of five to march through the camp.
- They see more starving Russians behind barbed wire fences.
- They come to a shed where a man takes down their names.
- This gives them the legal status of "alive"—before, they were all M.I.A. and presumed dead.