Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
Viking, 1999 - 430 страница
The "explosive" ("The New York Times") bestseller--now with a new introduction by the author
When "Hitler's Pope," the shocking story of Pope Pius XII that "redefined the history of the twentieth century" ("The Washington Post" ) was originally published, it sparked a firestorm of controversy both inside and outside the Catholic Church. Now, award-winning journalist John Cornwell has revisited this seminal work of history with a new introduction that both answers his critics and reaffirms his overall thesis that Pius XII, now scheduled to be canonized by the Vatican, weakened the Catholic Church with his endorsement of Hitler--and sealed the fate of the Jews in Europe.
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For it was an ancient and firmly held view of Catholic theologians that if the Jews
would only listen with open hearts to the arguments for the Christian ... The notion
of Jewish obstinacy was a crucial element in the case of Edgardo Mortara .
Rome ' s Jewish community was the longest - surviving Diaspora in Western
Europe , reaching back 2 , 082 years . Antedating the Christians in Rome , the
Jews had been residents when Julius Caesar was assassinated ; they had seen
Weizsäcker , however , was convinced that the SS might soon inflict its worst on
the Jews of Rome in the wake of ... eventually moving inside the Vatican , to the
fury of Jewish community leaders who were to accuse Zolli of abandoning his ...
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LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - nx74defiant - LibraryThing
It started with his childhood. Than goes into his work prior to becoming the pope. He reviews the choices people made that lead up to the Holocaust. What was their priorities. What did they not know or see. Than it goes into his failures as the Pope. He paints a very negative view of the Pope. Прочитајте целу рецензију
LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
This is a well researched dissection of the diplomatic Career of Egenio Pacelli, who called himself Pius XII. The impression given is that Eugenio was no friend of the Jews. Cornwell's research seems ... Прочитајте целу рецензију