Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 8, Section 1

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 8, Section 1

  • Two days before the Dresden bombing, Howard W. Campbell, Jr. (the fictional American Nazi who wrote the essay quoted in previous sections about the poor behavior of American prisoners of war) visits Slaughterhouse-Five.
  • He wants to recruit American guys to fight in a new German military unit on the Russian front.