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Hitler's Pope : the secret history of Pius XII

Author: John Cornwell
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hitler's Pope is the previously untold story of the man who was arguably the most dangerous churchman in modern history: Eugenio Pacelli, Pius XII, Pontiff from 1939 to 1958 and long controversial as the Pope who failed to speak out against Hitler's Final Solution. Here is the full story of how Pacelli in fact prompted events in the 1920s and '30s that helped sweep the Nazis to unhindered power."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cornwell, John, 1940-
Hitler's Pope.
London ; New York : Viking, 1999
(OCoLC)645793415
Named Person: Pius, Pope; Pius, Pope
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cornwell
ISBN: 0670876208 9780670876204
OCLC Number: 41581642
Description: xi, 430 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Pacellis --
Hidden life --
Papal power games --
To Germany --
Pacelli and Weimar --
The glittering diplomat --
Hitler and German Catholicism --
Hitler and Pacelli --
The concordat in practice --
Pius XI speaks out --
Darkness over Europe --
Triumph --
Pacelli, pope of peace --
Friend of Croatia --
The holiness of Pius XII --
Pacelli and the Holocaust --
The Jews of Rome --
Savior of Rome --
Church triumphant --
Absolute power --
Pius XII Redivivus.
Responsibility: John Cornwell.

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This biography discusses Pope Pius XIII's wartime silence over the Holocaust, and exposes the patent anti-Semitism that led to his fateful concordance with Hitler - a partnership that smoothed the  Read more...

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