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The pope's dilemma : Pius XII faces atrocities and genocide in the Second World War

Author: Jacques Kornberg
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: German and European studies, 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pope Pius XII presided over the Catholic Church during one of the most challenging moments in its history. Elected in early 1939, Pius XII spoke out against war and destruction, but his refusal to condemn Nazi Germany and its allies for mass atrocities and genocide remains controversial almost seventy years after the end of the Second World War. Scholars have blamed Pius's inaction on anti-communism, antisemitism, a  Read more...
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Named Person: Pius, Pope; Pius, påve; Pie, pape; Pius, Papst
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Kornberg
ISBN: 9781442650213 1442650214 9781442628281 1442628286
OCLC Number: 898087027
Description: x, 405 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : an approach to the controversy --
The demolition of Pope Pius XII's reputation --
The Vatican and Nazi Germany : the 1933 Concordat --
Pius XII and the Second World War : the Catholic belligerent states --
Pius XII and the Second World War : Poland --
Catholic anti-Jewish attitudes : Achille Ratti, Eugenio Pacelli, and others --
Pope Pius XII and his predecessors : different Popes, similar policies --
The debate over Pius XII's priorities --
Conclusion : religious good trumps moral good.
Series Title: German and European studies, 19.
Responsibility: Jacques Kornberg.
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A meticulous and careful analysis of the career of the twentieth century's most controversial pope, The Pope's Dilemma argues that Pius XII's refusal to condemn Nazi Germany and its allies was driven  Read more...

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