Book offers evidence that Pius XII saved Jews; documentary in planning stage
February 20, 2013
Gordon Thomas’s The Pope’s Jews--forthcoming in England and released recently in the US--offers new evidence that Venerable Pius XII sought to save Jews from the Holocaust.
Gordon Thomas “has tracked down family members, original documentation, and established what really was a universal perception prior to the 1960s,” says Ronald Rychlak, who has written extensively on the topic. “He’s shown what the people at the time--victims, rescuers and villains--all knew: that Pius XII was a great supporter of the victims of the Holocaust.”
The Guardian--without mentioning names at “the Vatican”--reports that
the Vatican is so excited by The Pope's Jews that it is supporting a feature documentary film being planned by a British producer who has bought the rights to it.
Allen Jewhurst, who has produced documentaries for BBC TV's Panorama, said that … after a meeting with two cardinals at the Vatican, he and Thomas now hope to get exclusive access to the archives. "This will, hopefully, be a definitive film," said Jewhurst.
“The Vatican people said, 'How wonderful, the truth out at last,'” said Thomas.
- Vatican hopes secret files exonerate 'Hitler's pope' (The Guardian)
- The Pope’s Jews: The Vatican's Secret Plan to Save Jews from the Nazis (Macmillan)
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