Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 5, Section 8

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 5, Section 8

  • 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.