Hochhuth, Rolf (rôlf hōkhˈhōt) [key], 1931–, German dramatist. His provocative first drama, The Deputy (1963), accuses Pope Pius XII and the Roman Catholic clergy of tolerating Nazi crimes against the Jews. It received productions worldwide and caused great controversy. His second play, Soldiers (1967), initially banned in England, implicates Churchill in the fire-bombing of civilian targets and the death of Polish general Sikorski in World War II. Later works include Guerrillas (1970), The Midwife, (1972), The Survivor (1981), and the film A Love in Germany (1984).
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