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Youth[ edit ] Hochhuth was born in Eschwegeand is descended from a Protestant Hessian burgess family. In he did an apprenticeship as a bookseller.
Between and he worked in bookshops in Marburg, Kassel and Munich. At the same time he attended university lectures as a guest student and began with early attempts at writing fiction.
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Between and he was a lector at a major West-German publishing house. The Deputy[ edit ] Rolf Hochhuth right at the awards ceremony of the Berliner Kunstpreis from left to right: Originally entitled Der Stellvertreter.
Although the play has never received serious praise as either literature or history,[ citation needed ] its publisher Ed Keating and journalist Warren Hincklewho themselves considered it "dramaturgically flawed," organized a committee to defend the play as a matter of free speech.
As a result, each production adapted the text in its own way. No audience saw it in its original form.
Gerstein, a devout Protestant and later a member of the SSwrote an eyewitness report about the gas chambers and, after the war, died as a POW. The play ran for performances. Unbeknownst to Hochhuth, the pilot of the plane was still alive and he won a libel case that seriously affected the London theater which staged the play.
The play partially drew on the work of young British author David Irvinglater known as a Holocaust denier. Irving and Hochhuth have been long-standing friends. At the time of the controversy in Britain, Irving was the only figure who gave his "unequivocal" support for Hochhuth's thesis; others consulted by Tynan considered it highly improbable.
In the UK, the play was seen on tour in the early s and was revived most recently at the Finborough TheatreLondon, in It was directed by Christopher Loscher for Cerberus Theatre.
The affair culminated in Filbinger's resignation. Alan Turing[ edit ] His drama Alan Turing featured one of the fathers of modern computer sciencewho had made significant contributions to breaking German ciphers during World War II.
The play also covered Turing's homosexuality, discovery of which resulted in his loss of career, court-ordered chemical castrationdepression, and suicide.
Inhe again caused controversy with the play McKinsey is Coming, which raises the questions of unemployment, social justice and the "right to work".
A passage in which he put the chairman of the Deutsche Bank in one line with leading businessmen who had been murdered by left-wing terrorists and also with Gessler, the villainous bailiff killed by William Tellwas widely seen as advocating, or at least excusing, violence against leading economic figures.
Hochhuth vigorously denied this. In MarchHochhuth became embroiled in controversy when, during an interview with the German weekly Junge Freiheithe defended Holocaust denier David Irvingdescribing him as a "pioneer of modern history who has written magnificent books" and an "historian to equal someone like Joachim Fest ".Play the best online military strategy game by Plarium- Soldiers Inc.!
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