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Jewish man recalls how Roman nuns hid him during World War II

Catholic World News - October 16, 2012

In an article that appeared in L’Osservatore Romano on the anniversary of the Nazis’ 1943 deportation of the Jews of Rome, Roberto Piperno recalls taking refuge as a five-year-old boy at the monastery of the Bethlehem Sisters.

“During my time spent at the monastery, which was well-kept by the kind, smiling and helpful sisters, I do not have a sad memory in terms of human relationships,” says Piperno. Certainly their sympathetic attitude for this child … made even the condition of imprisonment and fear more tolerable. And for this I am still grateful.”

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