Rolf Hochhuth (* 1. April 1931 in Eschwege) is a German dramatist and a relevant activator of the Dokumentartheaters. In its function as writers it stepped out as just as more contentious as experienced activator of political arguments to the LV past and to current political questions.
Attention excited itself Hochhuth by its disputed piece of memory of the deputies, for the first time critically with the attitude of the Pope Pius XII. opposite the Holocaust concerned. In the premiere by the director of the political theatre Erwin Piscator in West Berlin “the deputy” solved 1963 those up to thenlargest and most extensive theatre debate of the Federal Republic of Germany out (deputies - debate) and provided internationally for substantial controversies.
Its 1967 uraufgeführtes drama “soldier, Nekrolog on Geneva” relied substantially on studies of at that time still unknown British journalist David Irving, the two decades later than Holocaustleugnerstepped out. In these early works Irvings is represented the allied bombardment as war crime.
By a preprint of its investigativen narration “Hochhuth 1978 the discussion kindled a love in Germany” in the weekly paper” the time “around the past of the Prime Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg Hans Filbinger as LVJudge (Hochhuth: the “terrible lawyer “). Filbinger withdrew in the same year and had to lay down all offices.
In the half fictitious drama “Alan Turing “wrote to Hochhuth 1987 projecting SAM over the father of the modern “computer”, helped radiograms of the armed forces automatically and war-crucially toodecode. Hochhuth brought Turing with all its contradictions on the stage. Turing was condemned because of Homosexualität and probably died by cyanide potash - Suizid.
Beside historicalpolitical materials the late work Hochhuths circles around the various facets of the group of topics “social justice” (“Wessis in Weimar”, 1993;“McKinsey comes”, 2004, as revised version of “unemployed persons or right to work”, 1999).
In the year 2005 Hochuth surprised with a guest appearance in the TV serial property times bad times few days before its exclusively piece of family ties in the city Brandenburg, occupied with actors of the series Premiere had.
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author since 2000 to compensate declining public attention as dramatists with public-effective scandal-pregnant effects. To it increased scandal messages in the media and to it the following public discussions are to be attributed.
in such a way had Hochhuth into “McKinsey comes” a passageinserted, which was interpreted of medium representatives as possible “understanding for a murder call” against the German bank - chairman of the board Josef field man. Therein it means: „the FAZ teaches A's (=Ackermann) camouflage without rights victims as “change”! /“Footstep” A. (=Ackermann) only “back” like Gessler through - Tell? /Schleyer,Ponto gentleman living warn.” In Schillers “William Tell “was killed the tyrannische Landvogt Gessler by the liberty hero Tell. One the predecessor of field man, Alfred gentleman living, was a notice of the Red Army parliamentary group (RAF) to the victim pleases, just as the economic representatives mentioned in the passage Hanns Martin Schleyer (former employer president) and Jürgen Ponto (former president of the Dresdens bank). Hochhuth white the reproach of the murder call decided back and explained, it had on an objective threat for the German restaurant elite as consequence among other things the current reform of the social system to refer to want. The context of theQuotation in the text this representation supports however very limited.
Hochhuth and Irving
in March 2005 turned out for Rolf Hochhuth again into the headlines, since he had defended the British historian David Irving in an interview with the right-national weekly paper “ boy liberty “,that several times judicially as Holocaustleugner was condemned (Munich 1993, London 2000, Vienna 2006) and in Germany with an entry prohibition is occupied. Hochhuth said: “Irving is a marvelous pioneer of contemporary history, which great books wrote. Completely certainly a historian of the size of a Joachim celebration. The reproach, it is a Holocaustleugner, is simply idiotisch! “(“boy liberty” 08/05, 18. February 2005). Opposite the citizen of Berlin “daily mirror” affirmed Hochhuth one day later. Here he said the fact that Irving „very many more respectablly (is) than many German historians “. Irving, with which it onepersonal friendship maintains, is a “honourable man” (“the daily mirror”, 19. February 2005).
Under solid pressure of the public, in particular the Central Council of the Jews, Hochhuth moved one week away later from its statements and apologized, after he had rejected still each word of the regret before.It does not have the rights the word to talk and the feelings of the Jewish citizens to hurt want. The late expressions David Irvings are it do not admit been (German Press Agency, 26. February 2005). Hochhuths friendship was actually based to Irving on its publications of the sixties; Irvingslate publications found no precipitation in Hochhuths texts.
The fact that calculated Hochhuth used itself in this way for a symbol figure extreme rights applies before the background of its Vita as particularly precarious. Its journalistic impartiality in relation to the “boys liberty” (ring-back signal on Ernst Jünger, JF,27. February 1998; Hochhuth interview “discussion over Konservatismus, Bismarck and Martin Walser”, JF, 20. October 2000; Interview to Irving, JF, 18. February 2005) stands in striking contrast to writings, in which it also in the present decided for the processing of the LV past began (“Hitler's Dr.Fist ", 2001 among other things). The appointment to uninformedness concerning the role David Irvings marks besides a strange discrepancy to the investigativen plant of its texts, which have the clearing-up from LV injustice to the article.
In direct consequence of the scandal it rejected the German publishing house (DVA), Hochhuths Autobiografieto shift. A publishing house, which has a great many Jewish authors in the program, must take consideration here. Nevertheless in contrast to this also public protest moved: Hochhuth apologized, a political life's work cannot be destroyed by only one remark.
- of 1963 citizens of Berlin art price
- 1976 art price of the city Basel
- 1980 brothers and sisters Scholl price
- 1981 Lessing price of the free ones and Hanseatic city Hamburg
- 1991 Elizabeth long gas he literary award
- 2001 Jacob Grimm price for German language
- 2002 Cicero speaker price
- 1963 the deputy (over the role of Pope Pius XII in 2. World war), the citizens of Berlin Antigone
- 1964 thoseBerlin Antigone: Novella
- 1967 soldiers, Nekrolog on Geneva (over the bombardment against Germany)
- 1970 Guerillas
- 1971 the midwife: Comedy
- 1971 war and class war: Studies
- 1974 island comedy
- 1974 intermediate play in Baden-Baden
- 1976 death of a hunter ISBN 3499250683
- 1979 lawyers (to the social and politicalInfluence of old Nazis in Germany)
- 1980 lady doctors (to the topic medicine test and practices of the Pharmaindustrie)
- 1982 robber speech: three German reproaches: Schiller, Lessing, brothers and sisters Scholl
- 1982 points of the iceberg: Views, dialogues, essay, sketches
- 1983 a love in Germany
- 1984 Judith (over the chemical rearmamentthe US army and the person of Ronald Reagan)
- 1985 Atlantic novella: Narrations
- of 1987 authors and philosophers: Profiles and problems from Cäsar to young
- 1987 was here Europe? : Speeches, poems, essay
- 1987 Alan Turing: Narration
- 1988 each time builds pyramids: Narrations andPoems
- 1989 Unbefleckte receipt-sneeze (about artificial fertilization)
- 1990 summers 14
- 1991 Menzel: Painter of the light
- 1991 panic in May: 1991 from Syrakus
- seen , meant, 1992 Tell tell all poems
- and narrations against Hitler: historical studies
- 1993 Wessis in Weimar
- 1994 Julia or the way to power: Narration
- 1996 and do not break saw the tragic: Final speech, Polemiken, profiles
- 1996 Effis night: Mono log
- 1996 waves: Kind comrade, contemporary, fellow tenant
- 2000 Hitler's Dr. Fist: Tragedy
- 2000 the right to work: Drama
- 2001 anecdotesand Balladen
- of 2001 objections! : to history, politics and literature
- 2001 the birth of the tragedy from the war: Frankfurt poet IC lectures
- 2002 gas cooker and clysters or the great-grandmother of the Diätköchin novella
- 2003 night music
- 2004 McKinsey ( over as “neoliberal” designated “spirit of the time”) ISBN 3-423-13134-9 comes
- 2004 Nietz Spazierstock
- of 2005 family ties
- 2005 Livia and Julia ISBN 3-784-42982-3
- 2006 welfare Hitler (lunatic asylum comedy)
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||of German dramatists|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1. April 1931|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Eschwege|