In 1945 Dr. Adam Kelno, a Polish anti-Communist, escapes from a Nazi death camp near the War's end. He becomes a naturalized British citizen and devotes himself to a pro bono medical clinic. His French nurse Angela falls in love with this dedicated physician and they marry. A Polish Communist agent accuses Kelno of participating in war crimes while in the concentration camp and petition the court to grant him extradition back to Poland to stand trial. However, when the key witness cannot identify Kelno as the man who castrated him, the charges are summarily dropped. The doctor becomes paranoid that the Communists will continue to persecute him, so he leaves the U.K. to take a job running a clinic for impoverished Third World Arabs in Kuwait. There, his dedication to his patients earns him a knighthood in 1959. Convinced that no one would come after him because of his hard-earned title, he returns to Britain to start private practice. The same year Kelno escaped, American writer Abe ... Written by
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[after viewing a graphic film about the horrors of the Holocaust
My God, it makes you ashamed to be a member of the human race.
(uncredited) (aka Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 35
Composed by Fredric Chopin (1839)
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