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The Pope's Jews : the Vatican's secret plan to save Jews from the Nazis

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The Pope's Jews : the Vatican's secret plan to save Jews from the Nazis
Call No: 282.092 T45p

Call Number282.092 T45p
Dates[2012]; ©2012
Statement of ResponsibilityGordon Thomas.
Creators & ContributorsThomas, Gordon (author)
Catholic Church (subject)
Pius XII, Pope (subject)

Accused of being "silent" during the Holocaust, Pope Pius XII and the Vatican of the Second World War are exonerated in Gordon Thomas's investigative work, The Pope's Jews. Thomas's research into new, first-hand accounts reveal an underground network of priests, nuns and citizens that risked their lives daily to protect Roman Jews. Investigating assassination plots, conspiracies, and secret conversions, Thomas unveils faked documentation, quarantines, and more extraordinary actions taken by Catholics and the Vatican. Publisher

ContentsPart I. The power and the glory
  • A way to die
  • Pope Pius XII and the Jews
  • The code breakers
  • Decision on Piazza Venezia
Part II. The gathering storm
  • Eyes which have wept
  • Nothing sacred
  • Pius goes to war
  • The sanctuary seekers
Part III. Watching and waiting
  • Hitler's plot
  • Gold rush
  • The executioner
Part IV. Magnificent heroes
  • Final preparations
  • Round up
  • Black Saturday
  • Before the dawn
Part V. Liberation
  • Living with God and the devil
  • Aftermath
Physical Description xx, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 293–296)
RecognitionGifted in 2015 by Margaret B.