The assignment is to assess German involvement in the holocaust:
The anthropologist will want license to dig up the earth all over eastern Europe in search of bodies to examine.
The journalist will go to the libraries in major cities, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, to see what records the Nazis and their clients kept of Nazi atrocities. How funny is it how little such a journalist will find?
The investigative journalist will know how inappropriate the former behavior is, but if he values his perks, he'll do the same.
Existence is one question, in many guises:
will the rats understand why they're dying before they die?
Or will they die without a clue?
Or, will they learn to become truthful in time to perhaps survive?
My money is on death: and no learning.