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For those of you who aren’t as at ease reading German as Vernon Jackson, here is the untranslated version of the script for this page:
Page 9: Four panels
Panel 1: View from behind a screen. KARIN BAUER (“Karin”), young, mousy, shy-looking in thick glasses, is seated reading the screen. Behind her, GERDA, her plump, middle-aged supervisor reads over her shoulder.
CAPTION: Archives of the Max Planck Society, present day.
Gerda: A request from the United States for documents, Karin?
Karin: A history student named Taylor Chase wants to know if we have any letters sent to one of the Society’s members from the K[aiser] W[ilhelm] G[esellschaft] days.
Panel 2: Gerda’s P.O.V. looking back at Karin, who has turned her head to look at her.
Gerda (out-of-panel balloon): Normally this is not something we would spend time on.
Karin: Yes, Gerda, but he insists that there is a very poignant story of some kind in those letters, if they exist.
Panel 3: Karin, perched precariously high up on a ladder pulling a box of documents off a shelf.
Panel 4: Close-up view of a scanner with Karin’s hand’s in the panel, scanning what she has found.