Rolf Hochhuth: a playwright at the age of 89 years died | culture

He was considered one of the most important German Playwrights: Now, Rolf Hochhuth at the age of 89 years has died. In his life he has held many Controversies.

Rolf Hochhuth: a playwright at the age of 89 years died | culture

He was considered one of the most important German Playwrights: Now, Rolf Hochhuth at the age of 89 years has died. In his life he has held many Controversies.

sadness to a writer: Rolf Hochhuth , dies at the age of 89 years, Hochhuth was one of the most controversial German authors of the postwar period, His play "The Deputy" became a worldwide success

Berlin - The writer and playwright Rolf Hochhuth is dead . He died on Wednesday at the age of 89 years in Berlin, his publisher Gert Ueding announced on Thursday of the dpa. The death was confirmed to the German press Agency from the environment Hochhuth in Berlin. Hochhuth was one of the most controversial German authors of the postwar period.

Hochhuth is surprisingly died, said Ueding. He had no pre-existing conditions. He had felt in the morning very unwell, and his wife notified. Hochhuth had died in his apartment.

Rolf Hochhuth was in the play "The Deputy" of the Catholic Church complicity in the Holocaust

his first play "The Deputy"* the Vatican had been the focus of Controversy. In it, he gave the Catholic Church a complicity in the Holocaust . It was first performed in 1963 at the Berlin Freie volksbühne, the staging of Erwin Piscator took over.

Also in other pieces such as "soldiers, necrology on Geneva," the British Premiere Winston Churchill, "the Immaculate conception", "Wessis in Weimar" or "McKinsey is coming", collective redundancies, he referred to socio-political issues.

Rolf Hochhuth was born in Hessen

Hochhuth on the 1 was Born. April, 1931 as the son of a Shoe factory owner in the Hessian town of Eschwege . Grew up under the Nazi Regime, was living in the German past to be the dominant theme. "The Holocaust can never be forgiven and forgotten," he once said.

Initially, he worked in bookstores and as an Editor. The play "The Deputy" became a worldwide success. Especially with a Conservative, he clashed again and again.

research by Rolf Hochhuth, the piece of "lawyers" led to the resignation of the former Nazi judge, Hans Filbinger

His research to the piece of "lawyers" on the role of former Nazi judge in Germany, led in 1978 to the resignation of former baden-württemberg Minister President and former Navy judge Hans Filbinger . He has published in the course of his decades-long work as well as Essays and poems.

Rolf Hochhuth* also made with some bizarre performances - for example, with his later taken back praise to the British historian and Holocaust denier David Irving. He was also a long-running dispute with the users of the Berlin theater am schiffbauerdamm, the "Berliner Ensemble".

(red/dpa)

*fr.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network

Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 09:37

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