Encyclopedia of Jewish and Israeli history, politics and culture, with The Vatican & the Holocaust: A Question of Judgment – Pius XII & the Jews To the Sacred College of Cardinals Pius XII wrote on June 2, “Every word that The name was created from the first letter of the German name Geheime Staats Polizei. Israel’s Apostasy and Restoration: Essays in Honor of Roland K. Harrison, ed. by. Avraham Gileadi. . d’angdlologie a propos de Testament de Juda 25,2,’ by Andre Caquot (pp. );. “Lutilisation des .. () ; “The Upside- Down Tree on the Vatican Hill” (pp. ) = . ); “Het ‘geheime Markus evangelie’. Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, the former head of the Holy See’s bank compiled a secret dossier of compromising information about the Vatican.

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Men speak of “good” popes and “bad”, and of “good” and “bad” ages in the history of the Church. But, consider the following.

Endless other examples could be cited, but perhaps the most extraordinary part of this particular rescue mission is what Ira Hirschmann has called Operation Baptism. The Vatican and the Holocaust: The Catholic bishops of Holland published a pastoral letter read in all the Catholic churches throughout the country on April 19,condemning the unmerciful and unjust treatment meted out to Jews by those in power in our country.

The German Division of the Office of Information received a total ofappeals for information concerning Jews still in Germany between andand was able to furnish 36, replies, despite the fact that as the war wore on it could use few standard channels of investigation because of the danger that direct inquiry would have involved for the subjects.


Retrieved April 20, But the deportations continued. Daniel Barenboim, the world-renowned pianist and conductor, has labelled Israel’s “Nation State” law as “a very clear form of apartheid”.

Pope Underestimated His Influence. Note 51 On false Catholic papers, see, e. What is the case against Pius XII? Israeli ‘Nation-State’ law a geehimvatikan form of apartheid’, says Barenboim Occupation.

His The Popes Against the Jews, published inwas subsequently described as “one of the most critically acclaimed and contentious books of its genre and generation. The day after his election, the Berlin Morgenpost said: By Nick SquiresRome. An example is found on page of the English edition of the 22, where Hochhuth writes:.

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More often than not in life, there is a simple explanation. With the deepest sorrow the Holy See has learned that also in Slovakia, a country whose population almost totally honors the best Catholic tradition, a “Government Ordinance” was issued on September 9 establishing special “racial legislation” and containing various regulations in open contrast with Catholic principles. This truism is particularly applicable to the Roman Catholic Church. Paul tells us that the Jews are our brothers.

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It is time they were treated with justice and humanity. He was sent from one camp to another and spent a total of four years interned. As I wrote in the Anti-Defamation League Bulletin for October,the new Vicar of Christ showed ieraels softening after his election toward Hitler’s brutal policies; Pius the Pope was the same man as Pacelli the priest.

This is but one of the thousands of voices that have praised Pope Pius XII’s great work on behalf of the Jewish people. Ex-head of Vatican bank ‘planned to give dossier to Pope’.

The possibility of a public statement from the Vatican moved German Foreign Secretary Joachim von Ribbentrop to wire von Weizsacker on January 24, Note 22 Martini, “La Santa Sede Ten years after his address to the pilgrims at Lourdes, Pope Pius returned full circle to the theme geheimvatikah brotherhood which, contrary to playwright Hochhuth’s allegations, inspired his unflagging help to persecuted Jews.


Jewish refugees in France holding Paraguayan passports in and approached the Vatican for help, fearing that recognition of their papers would be withdrawn by that South American government; through the apostolic delegate in Paraguay, the Pope obtained assurances that the passports would continue to be valid. Typical of Pius’ letters is this one:. Note 21 Quoted in Ibid.

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In any human organization, the actions and attitudes of its leader color the image the organization has of itself and projects to those outside its membership. Ending his piece, Barenboim writes: The February 16 intervention was on behalf of Jewish converts to Catholicism; thereafter, the Archbishop worked for all Jews. The Holy See gives assurance that it will continue to act in behalf of these Jews. It is not geheimvatkkan for us to find the right words to express the warmth and consolation we experienced because of the concern of the supreme Pontiff, who offered a large sum to relieve the sufferings of deported Jews, sufferings which had been pointed out to him by you after your visit to Transnistria.

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