), is appointed director of Popular Pageantry for the Reich.
They become estranged by her pro-Nazi sympathies and his progressive alienation
from the regime. This is caused by the murder of his friend Father Landbach for
asking his congregation to pray for a list of arrested people; by the rape by a
Gestapo officer and subsequent imprisonment in a concentration camp of the
fiancée of a young radio engineer; by the arrest of a succession of friends,