Theater: Soldiers

Germany's Rolf Hochhuth is a demon researcher, an addicted player of the blame game, and a member of the lapel-grabbing school of play writing. In The Deputy, he buttonholed playgoers to blame Pope Pius XII for not having protested the murder of 6,000,000 Jews. In Soldiers, he is again peremptorily grabbing the audience's lapels to argue that Churchill connived at the murder of General Wladyslaw Sikorski, head of the Polish government in exile, in order to placate Stalin.

Another charge made by Hochhuth is that through certain insinuative speeches, Churchill manipulated Hitler into initiating...

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