LONDON (May. 16)
Some anti-Jewish passages have been deleted from this year’s script to be performed by the Passion Play participants at Oberammergau, Germany, according to press dispatches received here today from Bonn.
The annual Passion Play opens at Oberammergau tomorrow, and reports are that about half a million persons are expected to view the spectacle this year. The Bonn dispatches recall that American historians recently alleged that the Passion Play’s original script “repeated some of the worst prejudices of medieval and modern times, and constituted an attack on both history and religion.”
One of the accusations reported here is that Hans Schwaighofen, who portray Judas in the Passion Play, had at one time drawn illustrations for anti-Semitic leaflets.