The German daughter of Michael and Erna Kleist, the sister of August. She and Emilia always got along during the years Emilia lived on her family’s farm. Although Else doesn’t think less of Emilia because she was Polish, she cares about Emilia’s wellbeing less than she cares about her own. When Soviet Forces invade their city and come to their farm, they want to rape Else. Erna protects her daughter by offering Emilia in her place. Else does not protest and does not try to stop Emilia from being dragged away.
Else Kleist Character Timeline in Salt to the Sea
The timeline below shows where the character Else Kleist appears in Salt to the Sea. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.