The Diamond Eater

Germany.  1945.

Oberschaarfuhrer Dietz, Sr. Squad Leader of the camp, considers himself the raw material of a brilliant and prescient scientific mind.  And it’s true.  His question on this day: “Can a Gypsy’s kidney be transplanted into a Jew and the Jew survive?”  Good thing for Dietz he has plenty of Gypsies and plenty of Jews for experimentation.  Now, all he has to do is find a qualified Jew to do the surgery he has in mind. Who knew he would choose a ‘patient’ with a strong taste for freedom?

(The first successful transplant was accomplished in 1954; Dietz was, in fact, prescient.  And this is a true story.)
Excerpt From The Diamond Eater

Written by Carrie Robbins
Avraham Millstein played by Eric Kuttner
Music by Scott Munson
Based on a true story as told to R.D. Robbins, MD


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