“Shattering . . . powerful impact . . . one of the scarring moral parables
of our age.” New York Post
978-0-8021-4242-9 • $14.00 • Paperback • Mar. 2006
Upon its premiere, The Deputy stirred up more controversy and caused greater repercussions than any other postwar work. Based on Rolf Hochhuth’s research into Vatican activities during World War II, the play’s treatment of Pope Pius XIIthe “deputy” of Christ on earthand the Church during the Nazi persecution of the Jews made it the object of impassioned praise and violent denunciation. It is a powerful, shocking work that casts a penetrating eye on the role that supposed moral leaders must play in times of great humanitarian crises.