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Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 3, Section 8

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Chapter 3, Section 8

  • As Billy is staging his capture for the German cameras, 1944 is fading away into 1967.
  • Billy is on his way to a Lions Club meeting.
  • He stops at a red light in a mostly African-American neighborhood in Ilium, New York.
  • The people who live there hate the neighborhood so much that they burned it down the month before.
  • The ruins of this ghetto remind Billy of towns he saw during the war.

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