The Theatre: New Play in Munich, Apr. 3, 1944

In Munich last month the Nazis and Japs were clasped in a tender esthetic embrace. Nazi Playwright Curt Langenbeck had adapted the most famed of Japanese dramas, The 47 Rōnin, which was produced with considerable care and éclat. To the opening of Treue (Loyalty) went Gauleiter Giesler and other Nazi party officials to welcome the representatives of "our great ally," Japanese Ambassador Oshima, Japanese Minister Sakuma.

Treue richly satisfies the Jappetite for bloodshed. It contains 49 successful murders and suicides, a few unsuccessful ones. The story tells how 47 faithful Ronin (knights), led by one of the Rōnin, Yuranosuke, avenge the assassination...

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