Pius XII and the Third Reich
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Pius XII and the Third Reich a documentation. Translated from the French and German by Charles Fullman. by Saul Friedländer

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Published in New York, Knopf, 1966 .
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  • Pius -- XII, -- Pope, -- 1876-1958,
  • Catholic Church -- Foreign relations -- Germany,
  • Germany -- Foreign relations -- Catholic Church

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The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 238, v p. ;
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20238903M

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OCLC Number: Description: xxiv, , v pages ; 22 cm: Contents: The international crisis, March-September --The rapprochement between the Church and the Reich --An attempt at mediation --The Holy See and the Polish Crisis --The victories of the Reich, September June --The destruction of Poland --Pius XII meets Ribbentrop --The invasion of .   Hitler’s Pope is a provocative title for a biography of Eugenio Pacelli, better known as Pope Pius implication in the title is that the pope was Hitler’s enabler. The title is deliberate, the implication substantially proved by the author, British historian John Cornwell, a practicing Catholic who has fallen foul of the Vatican and other leading members of the .   Pius XII in Pius – whose birth name was Eugenio Pacelli – was Vatican secretary of state under his predecessor, Pope Pius XI, and a Author: Harriet Sherwood. Roth contrasted Pius XII’s elevation with the rise of the Third Reich: “The pre-apocalyptic beasts who now dominate politics are already alluding to their true motives for persecuting the : William Doino.

Pope Pius XII (Italian: Pio XII), born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli (Italian pronunciation: [euˈdʒɛːnjo maˈriːa dʒuˈzɛppe dʒoˈvanni paˈtʃɛlli]; 2 March – 9 October ), was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 2 March to when he died. Before his election to the papacy, he served as secretary of the Created cardinal: 16 December , by Pius XI. Pius XII is currently in the spotlight mostly because of the bumpy road to his beatification, which is opposed by those who accuse him of having been too lenient towards Hitler’s Third Reich or. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of Pie XII et le IIIe Reich. Reprint of the ed. published by Knopf, New York. THE THIRD REICH. Why Pope Pius XII Was Right. Ronald J. Rychlak. Ronald J. Rychlak is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is currently putting the finishing touches on a book-length manuscript entitled Hitler, the War, and the Pope.

the Third Reich and his silence on the genocide by publishing many of the pertinent documents in-extenso. These are arranged, generally in chronolog ical order, from the time of Pius XII's accession to the Pontifical Chair in March, , to September, The author links the documents with brief comments, which give their historical context.   Friedlander came to fame in the s as a young, dynamic researcher who produced the controversial book, Pius XII and the Third Reich: A Documentation (). That work¯published in the wake of Rolf Hochhuth’s play The Deputy, and the subsequent debate over Pius XII’s wartime conduct¯contains documentation of unquestionable importance.   All meant to insinuate that Pope Pius XII has just emerged from an important meeting with Hitler. But the picture was taken in , long before Hitler came to power. Nuncio Pacelli was leaving a reception for German president, Paul von Hindenburg, and the soldiers were members of the Weimar Republic, not the Third Reich. Pacelli never met Hitler. The historian, while regretting the documentary lacunae, may hope that the missing documents--particularly those in the Vatican archives -- may soon be made available to scholars. In the meantime, however, Pius XII and the Third Reich represents the best possible use of the sources presently available.