Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

Pope Pius XII was the Pope during the Nazi era and he has been accused of being indifferent at best to the fate of the Jews who came unstuck then. By the same token Ariel Sharon has not been accused of being indifferent to the fate of the Palestinians in the Zionist era. He was an enthusiastic murderer and terrorist like most if not all Jewish prime ministers in Israel. But that is not quite the point of this little essay.

Pius wrote and published Mit Brennender Sorge  [ With Burning Care is my amateur translation  ] in 1937, an encyclical which was unusual because it was published first in German rather than Latin and told us thereby who it was written for. He wrote about the Nazi's breach of the  Concordat with the German Reich (1933)  and in favour of peace in Germany.

If you ever wonder what the Jews did to help themselves and the rest of us during the war you could visit the cemetery at Oosterbeek near Arnhem. It is just one among hundreds in North West Europe. Then you can count the stars among the headstones with crosses on. Englishmen, Australians, Canadians and Americans are there. So are Poles and men of the Wehrmacht but there are not half a dozen Jews among a thousand graves. So the answer is - not a lot.

One of the reasons why the Jews [ read that as Zionists ] are doing a huge marketing effort to sell the Holocaust® story is that it deflects criticism of their genocidal policies in Israel. The money is another and we are looking at billions. More on that at World Jewish Congress Here are some sources pro and con. Read for yourself. Think for yourself. Decide for yourself.

Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust
Holy Mother Church responds to the accusations and quotes the Israeli consul, Pinchas E. Lapide, in his book, THREE POPES AND THE JEWS an Israeli Diplomat's Disclosures About papal-Judaic Relations Since the Start of WW II (New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1967) at page 214 as saying that  Pope Pius XII and the Church saved  860,000 Jews from Nazi death camps. That would be enough to please most people but not in this case. Three million Catholics were murdered in the Holocaust but they don't whine about their problems or demand compensation. Bert Einstein, a left wing, Jewish atheist takes a favourable view too.


The 'Holocaust' and Vatican Archives
The Holy See has published relevant documents, 11 volumes of them as Actes et Documents du Saint Siege Relatifs a la Seconde Guerre Mondiale which tell anyone who cares to read them that the Pope did a great deal to help Jews. These volumes were extensively ignored.

A committee of enquiry was set up with three Jews and three Catholics to investigate the facts. The Jews sent a list of 47 questions before they arrived and did not take the time to read the answers produced for them. They were unable to read Italian which is the language of most of the source documents. They had in any event made up their minds before getting anywhere near Rome. The whole thing was a political boondoggle. Thus saith  Ronald J. Rychlak who was there on the day. Professor Rychlak is the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Professor of Law etc.
PS, they published their "interim report" while they were in Rome and before having had time to report.


Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust
The Jewish Virtual Library is against the Pope. Jews in America are often inciting trouble in Israel, the Stolen Land. The current Pope has had little enough to say about ethnic cleansing and mass murders in Israel but the JVL is not making that point.


Pope Pius XII -from the Wikipedia
This is a biographical piece. Before trusting the Wikipedia's position on anything even slightly contentious you should have a look at Control of internet information to find out who owns it and who edits it.


Papal letter on baptized Jewish children called a 'red herring'
The Jerusalem Report takes an anti-papal line but tells us that two Jews who are involved thought the letter was an irrelevance. They push the story that Pius should have done more to help Jews. There is not a word about helping Gypsies, homosexuals or other undesirables.


Righteous Gentiles
A relentless band of propagandists has convinced much of the world that Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church, in the face of the great moral crisis of the twentieth century, were little more than Nazi lapdogs. The myth of “Hitler’s pope,” however, is grounded not in the facts of history but in the ideological agenda of Pius’s detractors. Given unprecedented access to Church archives—including a confidential Vatican report on Pius XII—Ronald J. Rychlak documents the heroic response of the Holy Father and countless other Catholics to the plight of Jews under Nazi rule.

From the end of World War II until well after his death, Pius XII was universally respected for his leadership in the extraordinarily difficult years of the Third Reich. The first attack was Rolf Hochhuth’s 1963 play The Deputy, accusing the pope of indifference to Jewish suffering in the Holocaust. John Cornwell revived the charge in Hitler’s Pope (1999), and Gary Wills, James Carroll, and Daniel Goldhagen have made the revisionist attack on the wartime Church a popular genre.

Rychlak exposes the inconsistent charges, false allegations, and manufactured evidence against Pius XII and his predecessor, the German clergy, and the Catholic Church under Nazi occupation. His comprehensive and thoroughly documented account establishes once and for all that the Catholic Church under Pius XII, far from being indifferent to the Jews, was dedicated to saving them from the Nazis at all costs. The fruit of this concern was the rescue of over half a million Jews from the death camps. Rychlak lays to rest the “black legend” of the Church during World War II, showing that Pius XII and those he directed deserve the title “righteous gentiles.”
Professor Rychlak is lying in his teeth while Jews tell it like it is OR vice versa. There is no middle ground. Given the Jewish track record of cunning, lying, treachery fraud, slaving, political manipulation, mass murder et cetera the choice is easy. Read for yourself. Think for yourself. Decide for yourself.


Sacred Causes: Religion and Politics from the European Dictators to Al Qaeda: Pt. II by Michael Burleigh
and reviewed in The Telegraph on 15 October 2006 tells us at some length that Pope Pius was lied about. A third of his book explains that Holy Mother Church was very important in opposing Adolf throughout the time of the Third Reich.


Vatican bares criticism of Nazi-era  Pope
Haaretz is helping defame Pope Pius. They do sometimes tell the truth about Jewish evil as well.


Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust


The Persecution of Jews in Hungary and the Catholic Church



Further sources on Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust  from the Catholic League:-

Books, Articles and Research Papers (Additional resources may be found here)


Vatican snubs Israel for noting Pope Pius's dubious reaction to the Holocaust  [ 13 April 2007 ]
Monsignor Antonio Franco, the Vatican ambassador to Israel, will not attend the Holocaust Day memorial services at Yad Vashem as an expression of the Vatican's dissatisfaction with a photograph of Pope Pius XII at the museum. The caption notes the Pope's dubious response to the Holocaust.
Things are tough all over. Telling lies about Pope Pius is a Jewish propaganda thing - see Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust. The World Jewish Congress took Germans and Swiss for $20 billion. Not much of it got to the survivors. See A third of Holocaust survivors in Israel live in poverty


New biography of Pope Pius XII rejects charges of anti-Semitism [ 29 May 2007 ]
Accusations that wartime Pope Pius XII was an anti-Semite who turned a blind eye to the Holocaust are part of a "black legend" not supported by historical documents, the author of a new biography says..... Some Jews have accused Pius, who reigned from 1939 to 1958, of being indifferent to the Holocaust and not speaking out against Hitler. His supporters consider him a holy man who worked behind the scenes to help Jews throughout Europe.

Tornielli's latest book, published by Mondadori, also includes excerpts from letters the future pope wrote to his family in the early 1930s when he was Vatican ambassador in Germany, expressing concern over the rise of Hitler.

Haaretz sounds more or less even handed on this one. The case against him is essentially fraudulent.


Pope Pius Did Help Jews Escape Nazis [ 17 June 2009 ]
ROME (JTA) -- A New York-based foundation says it will release original documents showing that controversial wartime Pope Pius XII worked to aid Jews during the Holocaust. In a statement Tuesday,
Pave the Way Foundation President  Gary Krupp said the 2,300 pages of documents, dating from 1940-45, were discovered through the foundation's private research and provide "strong support to the argument that Pope Pius XII -- Eugenio Pacelli -- worked diligently to save Jews from Nazi tyranny."........ Krupp, who is Jewish,..... announced last year that Pave the Way,...... would investigate the papacy of Pius XII by interviewing eyewitnesses and gathering publicly available documentation and newspaper accounts.

The aim of the investigation is to disprove critics who accuse Pius of having turned a blind eye to Jewish suffering during the Holocaust. In his statement, Krupp criticized historians with "private agendas" for having "let down" the public by failing to research properly.
The Holocaust® Industry is a major racket. Using it to browbeat Catholics into accepting the Jew's version of truth is one of the reasons for telling lies about Pope Pius.


Pope Pius XII Saved Jews From Adolf Then Got Libelled With Malice Aforethought [ 18 March 2012 ]
University of Mississippi Professor of Law Ronald J. Rychlak published a book ten years ago with the same title as that shown above. This new book, just published, is presented ten years later as a “revised and expanded” version of the earlier book, and while it definitely is that, this bare description greatly understates the degree to which this new book now covers virtually every aspect of the Pope Pius XII question, and thus has been transformed into what must now be considered the definitive book on the subject. If you have this book, you have everything you might ever need to defend the record and reputation of the World War II head of the Catholic Church.

The earlier edition was already notable for the taking up and dealing with by means of well-documented facts and carefully thought-out arguments the unjustly criticized pontificate of Pope Pius XII and, in particular, in evaluating the pope’s reactions and behavior in the face of the holocaust against the Jews brought about by Hitler and the Nazis.
The Catholic League has an agenda but it also needs to use the truth otherwise its enemies would be delighted to tell us. On the Jews and Their Lies was written by Martin Luther. He was right then. He still is; they are master liars.


Jews Infiltrate Catholic Church To Advance Israeli Agenda [ 2 August 2012 ]
The role of Jewish converts to Catholicism in changing traditional Catholic teachings on Jews
In a previous article, “Benzion Netanyahu: Jewish Activist and Intellectual Apologist,” I discussed the activities of New Christian intellectuals in 15th-century Spain in developing an interpretation of Christianity and Judaism in which Judaism was presented very positively:...............

A new book by John Connelly, a professor  of history at the University of California-Berkeley, shows a similar phenomenon in the 20th century: converted Jews were instrumental in creating the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate which changed the historic position of the Catholic Church toward the Jews (“Converts Who Changed the Church: Jewish-Born Clerics Helped Push Vatican II Reforms“). As with their New Christian predecessors, the technique was to find passages of Scripture that conformed to their ethnic interests in raising the status of Judaism yet remaining within the intellectual confines of Catholicism:

Nostra Aetate confirmed that Christ, his mother and the apostles were Jews, and that the church had its origin in the Old Testament. It denied that the Jews may be held collectively responsible for Jesus Christ’s death, and decried all forms of hatred, including anti-Semitism. Citing the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans, Nostra Aetate called the Jews “most beloved” by God. [ Rather a change from Christ Killers - Editor ] These words …  staged a revolution in Catholic teaching.

From the Jewish point of view, a revolution was highly desirable.  The article on Judaism in The Catholic Encyclopaedia from 1910 — during the papacy of Pius X (who is highly regarded by traditionalist Catholics)— is instructive.  Jews in the time of Jesus are described as a “race” that rejected the call of Jesus for repentance, showing no sorrow for sin, unfit for salvation and rejecting the true kingdom of God in favour of earthly power:.......

As with the New Christian intellectuals of the 15th century, the converted Jews who influenced Vatican II managed to attain the intellectual high ground........

From an evolutionary perspective, the Jews who over the centuries have become priests and bishops while advancing Jewish interests are examples of altruism on behalf of their ethnic group. By becoming Catholic clergy they would typically forego marriage and family. But their behaviour as insiders in an institution that historically had been generally negative toward Judaism shows that they may nevertheless advance the interests of their ethnic group without personally reproducing.
It is a longish article but it is solidly provable. It tells us why things happen. Jews infiltrate politics, education, business, media, you name it. The agenda is the same every time; attacking civilization. That is why they are so keen on Third World immigration in Europe but NOT Israel.


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