Life and Fate Read Along, Part 3 Chapter 33

Life and Fate Read Along, Part 3 Chapter 33
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This post, covering Part 3, Chapter 33 is part of The Slavic Literature Pod’s chapter a day read along of Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate. Learn more about our project here.

Finally making his way to the meeting with Chalb, Lenard is aware of a certain significance to this moment.

While approaching the Army Headquarters, Lenard feels a particularly strong sense of kinship among his fellow comrades. He thinks that “All this brought home to him the strength of his filial, fraternal bond with his brothers-in-arms, his Party comrades, his colleagues in the SS. But it was twilight and their life was fading away,” (p. 732). Lenard, and seemingly all of the other officers, understand that their time is coming to an end.