Pius XII and the Holocaust Paperback

Understanding the Controversy

by Jose M. Sanchez;

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Pius XII and the Holocaust

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Pope Pius XII's alleged silence in the face of the destruction of the European Jews during World War II has been the subject of a fierce controversy that has continued unabated ever since Rolf Hochhuth's "The Deputy" made the charge in 1963. Numerous critics have accused Pius of everything from deliberate anti-Semitism to collusion with the Nazi regime, while equally partisan defenders have argued that his silent diplomacy saved hundreds of thousands of Jews and other innocent victims from Nazi terror. So contentious has Pius' role become that the phrase "the silence of Pius XII" has taken on a life of its own, beyond the facts. In this accessible work, Jose M. Sanchez offers a new approach to the controversy. He discusses the reasons given for Pius' behaviour by the significant authors who have contributed to the dispute and evaluates their findings in the light of the published documents. He studies the controversial events that critics have cited to prove their contentions about the Pope, from his role in the negotiation of the German concordat of 1933 to the end of World War II in 1945.Sanchez provides a full examination of Pius' public and private comments on the war and the destruction of the European Jews. This analysis moves outside the traditional views to rephrase the issues. It summarizes the basic charges and defenses and also presents a full treatment of Pius' personality in the context of the institutional framework within which he operated. With a conclusion that summarizes the findings and offers the author's judgment on the issues, this study should enable readers to evaluate and understand one of the most heated controversies of modern times.

Pius XII and the Holocaust by Jose M. Sanchez was published by The Catholic University of America Press in January 2002 and is our 58644th best seller. The ISBN for Pius XII and the Holocaust is 9780813210810.

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Details for Pius XII and the Holocaust

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe Catholic University of America Press (January 2002)
Number of Pages190
Thickness14 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1195259
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