Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 1, Section 6

By Kurt Vonnegut

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Chapter 1, Section 6

  • The narrator changes subjects: even though he's writing a book on Dresden, it's not a well-known air raid in the States. Lots of Americans don't know that more people died there than in the bombing of Hiroshima.
  • He meets a guy at a University of Chicago cocktail party who tells him about concentration camps where Germans made soap and candles out of the rendered fat of Jewish bodies.
  • The narrator can only say, "I know, I know. I know" (1.64).

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