The Importance Of Queenie's Place In France

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Upon her arrival in France, Queenie is captured by a Gestapo agent after looking at the wrong side of the street before attempting to cross, an action that marks her as a foreigner and likely a spy. She spends the entirety of the book writing out a confession for the Gestapo, which was a real organization. Gestapo is an acronym for Geheime Staatspolizei, or Secret State Police, and they worked to stop resistance against the Nazi party in Germany. Later, the group spread out across Europe, which explains why the novel takes place in France. More specifically, Queenie is being held by men who hold the titles SS-Hauptsturmführer, SS-Scharführer, and SS-Sturmbannführer. Research proves that although the characters that hold these titles are fictional,
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