Rudi is the son of a former Nazi SS doctor, who conducted medical
RUDI: I used to smoke, in Paraguay. It’s a disgusting habit, I know. I’m returning to old habits here. (Beat). At the airport, the customs official had Band-Aids on his hands that were crusted over with dirt and pus. I kept looking at them as he went through my suitcase. Also, he was smoking and the ash kept falling onto my clothes.
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We were cutting up beetles and looking at the insides of them, and Hermann said something like “That's what your father did to the Jews”. It was a sort of. . . joke. I was surprised, I didn’t get the joke.
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Moscovitch, Hannah, East of Berlin, Playwrights Canada Press, 2009, pp. 1-8.
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