“Oh, Frau Lehrs couldn’t find the key,” said Emil. “She’s not used this room for years. She thinks it’s full of old junk. We’re going to get a locksmith to come and open it. You do appreciate; we couldn’t really start doing anything until today.”
“Very well,” said Obersturmführer Poll. “All seems to be in order. You do realise this can only be a temporary arrangement for the Jewess. I’ll leave you in peace. Thank you for your time. I can see myself out.” He clicked his heels. “Heil Hitler!”
“Heil Hitler,” mumbled Emil.
The officer ran up the stairs and out of the front door, slamming it behind him.
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