The Outsider / Wolfgang Borchert.

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The Outsider / Wolfgang Borchert.
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The first radio play produced in Germany after World War II. The drama traces the return of a German soldier, Sergeant Beckmann, captured at Stalingrad and released from a Siberian concentration camp at the war's conclusion. Through a series of encounters with his former wife, his officer, and a cabaret director, Beckmann finds he has no place left in the world. The play ends when he jumps into the Elbe river.

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3 reels (89 min.) : 15 ips., stereo.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1991.
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