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The Slaughterhouse Five

  • Also Known As: The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death
  • Type: Book

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1944/12/22 Kurt Vonnegut Soldier PFC Kurt Vonnegut, intelligence scout with the 423rd Infantry Regiment of the 106th Infantry Division, is capture by the German Army and is taken by boxcar to a prison camp south of Dresden, in Saxony. Battle of the Bulge
1945/02/13 Kurt Vonnegut Soldier Allied forces begin firebomb Dresden. Vonnegut takes shelter in a meat locker three stories underground. Vonnegut: "It was cool there, with cadavers hanging all around". Dresden, DE Saxony
1945/02/15 Kurt Vonnegut Soldier Vonnegut: "When we came up the city was gone ... They burnt the whole damn town down." Vonnegut and other American prisoners are pressed into service to recover bodies from the rubble. He described it as a "terribly elaborate Easter-egg hunt". Dresden, DE Saxony
1969/00/00 Kurt Vonnegut Author The Slaughterhouse Five - published
1969/00/00 Delacorte Press Publisher The Slaughterhouse Five - published

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Particulars for The Slaughterhouse Five:
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Subject attribute Confinement
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Art Type Novel long form fiction narrative that is at least 40,000 words in length
Confinement Attribute Prisoner of War
Area of Significance Prisoner of War camp
Historic Event World War II

Original Language: English

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