In this story Hitlerism comes face to face with Christianity in the form of the daughter of his one-time barber and the ‘philosophy’ is summarily dispatched. The sterile, lunatic ravings of the man are set against the simple nobility of Elizabeth’s Christian views. Of course, they never meet, Elizabeth has come into the world several generations after Hitler killed himself. But she does confront the echoes of evil given off by the man. No hint of doubt disturbs Elizabeth’s calm progress through life. Hitler is seen as a man who’s life is blighted by a viral infection and there is some basis in fact for this assertion. Hitler never was ‘the imago of Linz’ and his evil words and actions are perceived as mechanical and inhuman, as indifferent to love and as removed from human graces as a volcano or a tornado.