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play "The Operator Will Give You the Number"

original title Centrala poda numer 
original language Polish 
playwright Jerzy Janicki
Stanislaw Stampfl
title of translation The Operator Will Give You the Number 
language of translation English 
translator Anonymous Anonymous
synopsis A doctor and his wife have just had a telephone installed in their apartment in Warsaw.  The operator from the exchange rings the doctor up to tell him the number he has been alloted.  The number is the same one his closest friend was given when they were together in a concentration camp. The memories aroused by this incident bring him to the realization that his own life was saved at the expense of that of his friend.  The doctor hysterically refuses to accept his new telephone number.

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