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Book offers evidence that Pius XII saved Jews; documentary in planning stage

Catholic World News - 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.

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