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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After it was all over — when Pacelli and Hitler had reached their fateful accord in
July 1933 — both men expressed their separate views of the treaty's significance.
The gulf between their aims was remarkable. Writing to the Nazi Party on July ...
The concordat text was finalized on Sunday morning, July 1, 1933, and Pacelli
went over it with Pius XI that day. The dogged Pontiff, fully apprised of the acts of
violence against Catholics across Germany in the previous weeks, had a new
In July 1943 the Allies invaded Sicily. Despite Pacelli's ceaseless diplomatic
efforts to make Rome an open city, five hundred American bombers attacked the
capital on July 19, aiming for the rail yards near Stazione Termini. A number of ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
Whether Pope Pius XII, who was Pope during World War II, was complicit in crimes against Jewish people during the Holocaust remains a heated question. The author presents us with the case that Pius ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
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