Sunday, January 10, 2010
Pius XII And The Jews
There has been a lot of talk recently about Pius XII and his actions during World War II and the Jewish People, now that Pope Benedict has declared him to be a Venerable and furthering his cause for canonization. Most of the secular media has slandered the good name of Pius XII based on ignorance and a complete lack of facts. They have bought into a lie that was told back in the 60's that Pius was "Hitler's Pope." Nothing could be further from the truth. Pius XII did more to save the Jewish People from Hitler than any other leader in the world during World War II.
However, there is one group, Pave the Way Foundation, led by Gary Krupp (who is himself Jewish) that has done a considerably amount of work on finding documents and evidence to show that Pius XII was indeed a righteous gentile and a man of heroic virtue who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust. His website is full of eyewitness interviews, documents, transcripts, etc. that prove this. Please check out the facts for yourself on the website and if you know of anyone slandering Pope Pius XII direct them there as well!
For more info, check out these great books:
The Myth of Hitler's Pope: Pius XII and His Secret War Against Nazi Germany by Rabbi David Dalin.
Did Pius XII Help the Jews? by Margherita Marchione
Also, these two posts:
Nun Defends Man Some Call "Hitler's Pope."