Theater: A German f accuse

The Deputy, by Rolf Hochhuth. The sound of police sirens and chanting pickets ("Ban the hate show") filtered in to the opening-night audience to provide tension not common on Broadway. Fittingly, the disturbance pre-echoed a scene in the play, also faint with street noises but ringing with inner turmoil, in which the Jews of Rome are rounded up, virtually under the windows of the Vatican, and shipped off in cattle cars to Hitler's extermination camps. And within the papal apartments, according to German Playwright Rolf Hochhuth, sat a man who by a word...

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