The year is 1889 in Austria-Hungary. Alois, a customs officer, leaves his post in order to be with his wife Klara during a difficult labour. She has already lost three children and is desperate that this one should survive. The doctor and midwife are hopeful and encourage Alois to be positive. The child survives and is named Adolphus. He grows up to be known as Adolph and his genesis leads to international catastrophe. Written by
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Did You Know?
In his introduction, Roald Dahl
emphasized that this episode was not a work of fiction but was based on a true story, meticulously researched, using the real character names and real places. The significance of Dahl's statement becomes clear in the final seconds of the episode. See more
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