The Papacy: Pius XII & The Jews


The drama is called Der Stellvertreter, a title that has been translated as The Representative or The Deputy, hut is perhaps best rendered as The Vicar—in echo of the title Vicar of Christ on Earth, which is one of the official designations of Roman Catholic Popes. The first play of Germany's Rolf Hochhuth, 32, it ran for five months last season in West Berlin's Free People's Theater, is now showing in Stockholm, Basel and at London's Royal Shakespeare Theater.

Everywhere, Der Stellvertreter has caused a storm of comment and quarrel. For...

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