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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On Via Monte Giordano, the street in which Pacelli was born, it had been the
custom over many centuries for new popes to perform an anti-Jewish ceremony
on their way to the basilica of St. John Lateran. Here the Pontiff would halt his ...
Pacelli found himself shouldering responsibility both for the universal Church and
(in a direct and immediate sense) for the citizens of Rome, including its ancient
community of Jews. Rome's Jewish community was the longest-surviving ...
Weizsacker, however, was convinced that the SS might soon inflict its worst on
the Jews of Rome in the wake of occupation. He, in common with the Nazi
occupying authorities, feared the deportation of Rome's Jews, since they were
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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
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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
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