Michael talks in several places about education after Auschwitz. The Mercedes driver speaks on the way to a concentration camp about education after Auschwitz. For him, the workers in a concentration camp are like executioners. The executioner does not hate victims, but he still executes them. However, he does not perform any command, because those executed are indifferent to him. The guards at Auschwitz did not hate the inmates, but they killed them anyway. Also, they are indifferent to them. Further in the book, Michael describes that the students of the concentration camp seminar condemned their fathers, either themselves to be perpetrators or to have tolerated this among themselves.