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Werner Gluck in Slaughterhouse-Five

By Kurt Vonnegut

Werner Gluck

Werner is a 16-year-old German charged with guarding Billy and Edgar Derby when they first arrive at Slaughterhouse-Five in Dresden. He doesn't know his way around, and as he tries to find the kitchen he accidentally leads them into a communal shower where some German refugee girls from the Eastern Front are bathing. This accident is the first time Billy sees a naked woman.