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Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 14

By Kurt Vonnegut

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Chapter 5, Section 14

  • Billy is inside next to a stove with many kettles on it.
  • There is a table set as though for a feast.
  • Each place setting has a safety razor, a washcloth, chocolate, two cigars, a bar of soap, ten cigarettes, a book of matches, a pencil, and a candle next to it.
  • Only the candles and the soap come from the Germans.
  • The English officers have no way of knowing that the candles and soap have been made from the rendered fat of Jews, Gypsies, gay people, and Communists murdered in the Nazi concentration camps.

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