The playwright Rolf Hochhuth
said it was "disgusting" to recall that Mr.
Part of creating this image was the 1963 theatrical play The Deputy, which was written by Marxist German playwright Rolf Hochhuth
and portrayed Pius as a self-serving man who failed to act or protest during the Holocaust.
One discusses songwriters and the Stasi in the GDR, others Rolf Hochhuth
, Ingeborg Bachmann, Peter Handke, and so on.
Recent revelations, based on interviews with a Romanian spymaster, indicate that Hochhuth
may have been the dupe of a clever KGB plot to undermine the influence of the Vatican after World War II.
Incidentally, Rolf Hochhuth
made rather a specialty of libeling the dead; his play The Deputy suggested that Pope Pius XII was complicit in the Nazi persecution of the Jews.
alleged that the wartime pope was a self-interested coward who was silent and inactive during the Holocaust.
While the hard-left Hochhuth
certainly needed no encouragement to write such propaganda (except, perhaps, for some convenient misinformation "finding" him), should Pacepa's story surprise anyone?
As many recall, the first major public assault on the reputation of Plus XII came in The deputy (1963), a play by the leftist German author Rolf Hochhuth
Based on the 1963 play, "The Deputy," by German playwright Rolf Hochhuth
, it's being shot in Romania by Greek director Constantin Costa-Gavras.
Western readers are well familiar with authors such as Elie Wiesel, Paul Celan, Nellie Sachs, Rolf Hochhuth
, Peter Weiss, John Hersey, Romain Gary, Andre Schwarz-Bart, Sylvia Plath, Cynthia Ozick, et alia.
The 1963 play by Rolf Hochhuth
, The Deputy, had impugned the character of Pius XII and evoked emotional rebuttals and serious counterarguments(103) - but it had dared to place him on a level with other human beings.
In fact the attacks on the Pope only really began in the 1960s when a German playwright, Rolf Hochhuth
, claimed in his play The Deputy that the Vatican had somehow done nothing to help the Jews.