Weiland had vanished. A morning came, and he was missing from work; a few thoughtless people commented on his absence. On the next day nobody mentioned him. On the third day Winston went into the vestibule of the Record Department to look at the notice board. One of the notices carried a printed list of the members of the 40 Man Roster, of whom Weiland had been one. It looked almost exactly as it had looked before - nothing had been crossed out - but it was one name shorter. It was enough. Weiland had ceased to exist; he had never existed.
There you have it. This has been an official report from the Ministry of Truth.