Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea


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Salt to the Sea: 128. Joana Summary & Analysis

In the maternity ward, Emilia tells Joana she’s named the baby Halinka, after her mother, Halina’s nickname. 
By naming her baby after her mother, Emilia fully welcomes Halinka into her family.
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The blonde Nazi returns to the maternity ward. Koch has written back and has a message for Florian. Curious, Joana asks about it. It says, “Have Beck contact me directly. Tell DRL dead. Keys needed. Urgent.”  
Joana asks about the message because she still cares about Florian’s wellbeing. Although Joana doesn’t fully understand the message, readers understand that Dr. Lange has died, and although Koch knows the keys are missing, he does not necessarily suspect Florian of having stolen them and defected.
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