Truth in Ash contains a number of confessions, made by characters that impacted the life of one central character, the son of Joseph and Mary. Peter, Mark, John, Luke and Paul relate his life as they know it, just as the Apostles would have done of Christ. They relate it as known and sometimes as they wanted it known. A story of compassion and sin, how far one balanced the other will never be known. The truth was possibly distorted both by flawed witness and selective memory of the plaintif. We will never know the real truth. Complicity, both of Franz and his church, is hard to defend, particularly as most evidence floated as Ash up the camp chimneys.