What is the story of Adam by Kurt Vonnegut Jr?
"Adam" is a short story in Vonnegut's collection entitled
Welcome to the Monkey House. It is the story of a man named
Heinz Knechtmann whose wife is giving birth to a son. Knechtmann is
overcome with joy at the birth of his son, which he sees as the
continuation of his entire family that has been annihilated in the
holocaust. His joy is contrasted by another man who has not
suffered in the way he has. This man is also having a child but
views it as an ordinary fact of life and not as the miracle
Knechtmann sees it as.