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A Thousand Years in One Minute Characters: X Y Scene: A death camp X: You were arrested. Y: For being more than a chromosome. X: I was taken from my home. Y: On a march toward extinction. X: They killed me here for my gene. Y: You have a great gene pool. X: I believe in science. Y: Science can lead to life or death. X: Remember, speak softly in German. Y: I can speak in Yiddish. X: They are after us. Y: For no reason we go to the left or the right. X: Will we really be alive in 1945? Y: I'm a poet. I want to survive. X: We are being liberated, I hear. Y: That's understated. X: It's best not to speak. Y: Silence.
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