[The] Deputy
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With his first stage play, The Deputy (1964; “Der Stellvertreter”), originally produced in 1963 by Erwin Piscator, the German Protestant ("Evangelical") author Rolf Hochhut (b. 1931), triggered one of the most sensational theatre scandals in German post-war history. It was occasioned less by the aesthetic presentation of the historical drama than by its assertion th…

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Bachmann, Michael, “[The] Deputy”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0833>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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