Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

by Carol Rittner, John K. Roth
     
 

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How should Vatican policies during World War II be understood? Specifically, could Pope Pius XII have curbed the Holocaust by vigorously condemning the Nazi killing of Jews? In Pope Pius XII and the Holocanst, well-informed scholars -- including Michael Marrus, Michael Phayer, Richard L. Rubenstein and Susan Zuccotti -- wrestle with such questions. Their analysis

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How should Vatican policies during World War II be understood? Specifically, could Pope Pius XII have curbed the Holocaust by vigorously condemning the Nazi killing of Jews? In Pope Pius XII and the Holocanst, well-informed scholars -- including Michael Marrus, Michael Phayer, Richard L. Rubenstein and Susan Zuccotti -- wrestle with such questions. Their analysis emphasizes that Pope Pius XII must be understood in his particular historical context. Without condoning or endorsing policies or pronouncements that may well have been problematic, this book shows that it is possible and important to understand why Pius XII acted as he did.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780718502751
Publisher:
MacMillan Higher Education
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Leicester History of Religions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Rittner is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Raticoff Grossman Emeritus Professor of Holocaust Studies at the Richard Stockton University of New Jersey, USA.
John K. Roth is Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, USA.

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