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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Deputy

by Rolf Hochhuth

“Shattering . . . powerful impact . . . one of the scarring moral parables of our age.” –New York Post

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 352
  • Publication Date March 21, 2006
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-4242-9
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $14.00

About The Book

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 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.

Praise

“Shattering . . . powerful impact . . . one of the scarring moral parables of our age.” –New York Post

“Quite possibly the most important Christian document to develop from the abysmal tragedy of World War II . . . A great book, a stirring document . . . It brings home with the sharpness of a scalpel, as no history, no film, and no news report can do, the utter horror of the Nazis’ “final solution.” . . . No one who reads this will fail to be stirred by it.” –Los Angeles Times