This Day in Jewish History, 1963 'The Deputy,' Play About Vatican’s Silence During Holocaust, Opens in Berlin

The play became an immediate, international cause celebre, soon moving from Berlin to other European capitals, and a year later to New York.

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On February 20, 1963 the play “The Deputy” had its world premiere in West Berlin. Written by then-31-year-old Rolf Hochhuth, “Der Stellvertreter. Ein christliches Trauerspiel” (The Deputy: A Christian...