By Gordon Thomas
This revelatory account of the way the Vatican kept millions of Jews in the course of WWII indicates why historical past needs to exonerate "Hitler's Pope"
Accused of being “silent” through the Holocaust, Pope Pius XII and the Vatican of worldwide warfare II are now exonerated in Gordon Thomas’s most up-to-date investigative paintings, The Pope's Jews. Thomas’s cautious study into new, first-hand debts reveal an underground community of monks, nuns and voters that risked their lives day-by-day to guard Roman Jews.
Investigating assassination plots, conspiracies, and mystery conversions, Thomas unveils faked documentation, quarantines, and extra notable activities taken by way of Catholics and the Vatican. The Pope's Jews finally solutions the nice ethical query of the conflict: Why did Pope Pius XII refuse to sentence the genocide of Europe's Jews?
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126 It has been suggested in this chapter that such a two-dimension model could equally be applied to the study of the PCI, especially in the light of recent studies which have clearly confirmed that this party also had a prevalent international facet in the post-war years. This new shedding of light means that the hegemonic view of the PCI as a party which would have become a reformist, national force as early as 1944–45 has to make way for a more nuanced, dispassionate approach. ’, pp. 71–2. Lavau, ‘L’historiographie communiste, une pratique politique’, in P.
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The Pope's Jews: The Vatican's Secret Plan to Save Jews from the Nazis by Gordon Thomas