Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Crank Who Wrote Play Accusing Pius XII of Not Doing Enough for Jews Has Died

Edit: of course the Communards at the NYTs are engaging in hagiography. If anything can be said of Pius XII, we think he probably did too much:

Update 5/22: It's interesting to note that Rolf Hochhuth was quite close to David Irving and has not, at least to our recollection, denounced Irving's historical work in World War II German history.

By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim May 20, 2020

Rolf Hochhuth, a firebrand German writer whose play indicting Pope Pius XII for his silence about Nazi crimes led to riots in theaters and an international furor but also greater transparency in the Roman Catholic Church, died on May 13 at his home in Berlin. He was 89.

The death was confirmed by his son Martin.

Mr. Hochhuth examined the moral culpability of Pius in “The Deputy,” which had its premiere in West Berlin in 1963. Confronted with evidence of the mass killings of Jews, the pontiff had shrunk from a public condemnation of Hitler, and in a 65-page commentary that was appended to the published play, Mr. Hochhuth wrote, “Perhaps never before in history have so many people paid with their lives for the passivity of one single politician.” 

 Interesting fact about Corina: "In 2000, after finishing her Ph.D., she moved to Jerusalem where she lived for four years with a keen interest in converting to Judaism."



Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque said...

Like "anti semitism," the charges of "not doing enough" is never defined.

What does anti semitism mean?

What does "not doing enough" mean?

What would those who hate Jesus Christ and His One True Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church say would have to have been done for it to be considered "enough?"

These words/terms/accusations are never defined because defining them would mean they would lose their effectiveness.

Constantine said...

Who is "Corina"?
One will one day remember the ineptitude and indifference of Rome when homonazis, and abortionists and Communists were destroying people and society. One day there will be those who will ask: " where were you when Islam was being imported into Chritian lands, when the unborn were chopped into pieces by disgusting mothers and organizations, where were you when children were mutilated in sex change operations and taught to treat 2 daddies or mommies as normal?

James Joseph said...

Never again because it never happened in the first place.

The first person to tell me this was my boss, a Jew, with 43-state trucking and warehousing business. Somehow the subject came up. "Jimmy, it's all an act. It's all for show."

Anonymous said...

Maybe next time we should do nothing. If dialogue with the Jews can't correct even this falsehood, what good haß it been?

Tancred said...

We're obliged to lend help even to Samaria and to love our enemies, but that doesn't mean we can't point out how the Jews have been ungrateful and vengeful does it?

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