"These are the names...."

Falk’s uncle has just returned from a three-day trip to the Village of Budeslav, where he has purchased a false passport for his nephew, to delay for one more year they time when Falk will have to report for duty. Taking great precautions so that no one should see, he carefully cuts open his breast pocket, and extracts the illegal documents, which had once belonged to a young man who was now far away, in the Golden Land of America. And equally important, he gives Falk a second piece of paper containing the names of his new family, which he must memorize to the last detail ("oyf oysen-veynik") in case he is ever interrogated by the police. From Chapter Thirty-Four: