Alfred writes another mental letter to Hannelore. He remembers the Hitler Youth coming to visit him and then visit Hannelore next door. He wonders why she opened the door. He writes, “We cannot be too cautious […] Just because someone knocks on the door doesn’t mean you have to open it.”
Although Hannelore remains a fantasy, Alfred does still care about her. He implies that something bad happened to her when she opened the door to the Hitler Youth, and he wishes it had not.