The Pope's Jews: The Vatican's Secret Plan to Save Jews from the Nazis.

Thomas, Gordon.

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Pope Pius XII has not had a good press in terms of his inaction against Hitler's persecution of the Jews. But this presents a radically different story, and allows us to re-evaluate the life and legacy of this long-controversial pope. He and the Vatican established a secret network to help save Jews, helping them escape with forged paperwork, granting them safe haven in the Vatican and elsewhere. Very good reading.

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This revelatory account of how the Vatican saved thousands of Jews during the Second World War shows why history must re-assess 'Hitler's Pope'. Accused of being 'silent' during the Holocaust, Pope Pius XII and the Vatican of World War II are now exonerated in The Pope's Jews. Thomas's careful research into new, first-hand accounts reveal an underground network of priests, nuns and citizens who risked their lives daily to protect Roman Jews. Investigating assassination plots, conspiracies, and secret conversations, Thomas unveils faked documentation, quarantines, and more extraordinary actions taken by Catholics and the Vatican. The Pope's Jews finally answers the great moral question of the war: Why did Pope Pius XII refuse to condemn the genocide of Europe's Jews?

Book Details

Author Thomas, Gordon.
Format HC
Publisher Thomas Dunn Books
Number of Pages 314
Publish Date 0/01/1900
Catalogue Mar18
Catalogue book number 269