Explain the effect of the juxtaposition in the following lines: "ANGUISH. German soldiers- with their steel helmets and their death's-head emblem. Still, our first impressions of the Germans were rather reassuring."

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The Germans were initially somewhat "low key" when they first came into the ghetto. Yet, everything about their appearance suggested that they were bringers of death. The people of the ghetto did not want to assume the worst, even when all the evidence was negative.