Papst & Teufel : die Archive des Vatikan und das Dritte Reich (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Papst & Teufel : die Archive des Vatikan und das Dritte Reich

Author: Hubert Wolf
Publisher: München : Beck, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : GermanView all editions and formats
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Examines the relationship of the Vatican to the Nazi regime and its racist ideology as revealed in the newly opened archives pertaining to the papacy of Pius XI. Relates to the find of antisemitic remarks made by Eugenio Pacelli, later Pope Pius XII, then nuncio in Germany. Follows, also, the fortunes of a proposal in 1928 by the Amici Israel to eliminate anti-Jewish passages from the Good Friday liturgy. The Holy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wolf, Hubert.
Papst & Teufel.
München : Beck, 2008
(OCoLC)805932964
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hubert Wolf
ISBN: 9783406577420 3406577423
OCLC Number: 244742776
Description: 360 pages : 28 illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Papst und Teufel
Responsibility: Hubert Wolf.
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Examines the relationship of the Vatican to the Nazi regime and its racist ideology as revealed in the newly opened archives pertaining to the papacy of Pius XI. Relates to the find of antisemitic remarks made by Eugenio Pacelli, later Pope Pius XII, then nuncio in Germany. Follows, also, the fortunes of a proposal in 1928 by the Amici Israel to eliminate anti-Jewish passages from the Good Friday liturgy. The Holy Office and the Pope himself saw in the proposal a breach of Church tradition; the Amici Israel were forced to recant and to disband. Describes the Church's reaction to the rise of Nazism: in 1931-32 the German bishops ruled that Nazi racism was incompatible with Catholic teaching, but after the Nazi takeover they retreated. The bishops and the Vatican were troubled by the persecution of the Jews but feared that protests would result in persecution of Catholics as well. Pacelli, now Cardinal State Secretary, was convinced that the Church must remain politically neutral, in opposition to the view of the Holy Office which demanded that the Church assert its anti-racist dogma. The compromise that emerged, expressed in the encyclical "Mit brennender Sorge" and other documents, was to denounce racism without naming Hitler or the Jews. Meanwhile, the Pope, a more passionate man than Pacelli, had commissioned a new encyclical and prepared an address explicitly condemning Nazi persecution of the Jews; he died before these could be published and the day before he was to give the address. Pacelli had all the printed copies of the speech destroyed, but the manuscript is preserved in the archives.

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