Jews, Church, & Civilization VII

INTRODUCTION

1963 CE:  “THE DEPUTY”

Feb 20, West Berlin: “The Deputy, A Christian tragedy”: A drama by Rolf Hochhuth, which indicts Pope Pius XII for failure to speak out forcefully against the Nazi terror–war against the Jews.

The play was first performed on February 20, 1963 in Berlin (in German). It received its first English production in London, by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963.

“The Deputy” was made into a film Amen by Costa Gavras in 2002.

 

1963 CE:  READING OF BIBLE

Campaign by Madalyn Murray O’Hair results in U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting reading of Bible in public schools.

 

1963 CE:  THE BEATLES

–releases “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in UK.

Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the song was the starting gun for “the British Invasion” of America—and their assault on America’s music charts led by one of the 20th century’s iconic musical groups.

 

1963 CE:  DYLAN

Penultimatec iconic late–20th Century American musical personage….captures the soul of many…releases “Blowin’ in the Wind”…Along with his song “The Times They Are a–Changin” becomes a quasi–anthem for both the anti–Vietnam War groundswell, as well as for the Civil Rights movement.

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