PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Cover design: Marie Lane
'What is so very noble about killing defenceless men, women and children? If Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ and Goethe’s Faust has led on to this sort of thing, then it would be better for our country if those two had never been born. By now Treblinka must be in Russian hands and, when they see what we have done, they will take a terrible revenge. I look forward to their revenge. I am glad that it will happen.’
Sonja wished she was somewhere else and not listening to all this. She tried telling herself that, even if it was all true, there was nothing she, an actress and now an out-of-work actress, could ever have done about it. Surely she was innocent? In any case it could not possibly be true. It might be that Reinhardt was mad and everything he was saying was some dark lunatic fantasy brought on by the horror and fear of the War.