Michael watches all processes against the concentration camp guards. During the process, he has no feelings for Hanna and he wonders where this comes from. He wants to understand the actions of that time and visits the concentration camp, Natzweiler-Struthof. He observes Hanna’s behavior during the processes and realizes that Hanna is illiterate. He wants to talk with the presiding judge about it, because Hanna takes the blame upon herself to conceal her deficits.
The judge tells about his own by his law studies, and takes Michael from his studies report. When the sentence was passed, Michael remains in his seat in the hope that Hanna looks at him. She does not.
Years after the trial, Michael still thinks that Hanna had not opted for the crime.