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Hitler's pope : the secret history of Pius XII

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Call Number282.092 C82h
Dates1999; ©1999
Statement of ResponsibilityJohn Cornwell.
Creators & ContributorsCornwell, John (author)
Pius XII, Pope (subject)
Catholic Church (subject)
SummaryExamines the papacy of Eugenio Pacelli, Pius XII, pontiff from 1939 to 1958, discussing his failure to speak out against Hitler's actions during the Second World War, and charging that the Pope's behavior was consistent with his dedication to enhancing his own power and his personal antipathy toward the Jews.
Contents
  1. The Pacellis
  2. Hidden life
  3. Papal power games
  4. To Germany
  5. Pacelli and Weimar
  6. The glittering diplomat
  7. Hitler and German Catholicism
  8. Hitler and Pacelli
  9. The concordat in practice
  10. Pius XI speaks out
  11. Darkness over Europe
  12. Triumph
  13. Pacelli, pope of peace
  14. Friend of Croatia
  15. The holiness of Pius XII
  16. Pacelli and the Holocaust
  17. The Jews of Rome
  18. Savior of Rome
  19. Church triumphant
  20. Absolute power
  21. Pius XII Redivivus
Physical Description xii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Viking
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 413–417) and index