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The Deputy (Black cat book)

ISBN13: 9780802142429
ISBN: 0802142427
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.0
Publisher: Grove Press
Published Date:
Edition 1st Black Cat ed
Pages: 112
Average Goodreads rating: 3.74/5 (8 ratings)

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 the Vatican activities during World War II, the play's treatment of Pope Pius XII — the "deputy" of Christ on earth — and 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.