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The Myth of Hitler's Pope: Pope Pius XII And His Secret War Against Nazi Germany

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In 1999, John Cornwell excoriated Pope Pius II as "Hitler's Pope." In this book, Rabbi David G. Dalin provides a ringing defense of the wartime pontiff, arguing that Holocaust-era Jews justly regarded Pius as their protector, not their tormentor.
Hardcover, 209 pages
Published June 24th 2005 by Regnery History
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Kevin de Ataíde
Never am I more proud of the Holy Roman Church as when I read the new descriptions of how HH Pius XII and his army of clerics and lay persons defied the Nazi tyranny and often systematically rescued thousands upon thousands of condemned lives during the Holocaust.

Many thanks to Rabbi Dalin for accumulating in one place the various biographies, factual accounts and testimonies that all the defenders of Pius XII and, indeed, Truth itself constantly require. Tell me about a few thousand pervert pr
Enlightening and brief recap of the truth behind the leftist anti-Catholic propaganda that rages against the Roman Church and its leaders. Written by a Jewish rabbi, this non-fiction book recounts the efforts made by the Pope during WWII to save Jews and counter the Nazi machine in Europe. Uncovers the current manipulation of media and leftist Universities to change history to fit their agenda by criminalizing the Pope. If you think you have grievances against the Church, this book will open you ...more
Kristin Brown
A fantastic response to Cornwell's Hitler's Pope. If one were to have just read Cornwell's work, you would have a very slanted view of the times and the church's efforts to save Jews in the Holocaust. Reading both works offers a much more complete picture of the times.
Sometimes, you want to read a book and then out of nowhere you find that your mom or sister ordered it. Still thinking on this one.
Jeremy Hatfield
I appreciate the author's defense of Pope Pius XII, but a lot of times, and he makes a good answer for the work this book was written to rebut, but it seems like he tries too hard to defend Catholic Philosemitism, and makes too much an effort to demonize liberalism, instead of letting the virtues of one and the shortcomings of the other speak for themselves.
It was really good to get a good history of what Pope Pius XII did during the Holocaust. The book had so much information it is hard to take it all in. I also like that the book gives the whole history of the Vaticans treatment of Jews. 1800's to present time.
2.5 stars. This book didn't really stand on it's own. It was written in response to Hitler's Pope, by John Cornwell and reads like a very boring research paper. A well researched research paper, but dull.
Not bad. The author tries hard to dispel myths put up by anti-orthodox critics of the Church in the last decade or so. It seemed like a stretch-out of some shorter pieces, though.
Bill & Helene
Interesting view of the
Roman Cathloic Church during WWWII. Just goes to show the courage some people have in times of stress and distress.
This astoundingly well-researched book is of particular note now that he has been placed on the track to sainthood by Pope Benedict.
Essential reading!! Very informative!
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Rabbi David Gil Dalin is a Conservative rabbi, and author and co-author of several books on Jewish history. He is currently a professor of history and political science at Ave Maria University, and was previously associate professor of American Jewish history at the University of Hartford.

Dalin received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a master's and doctorate from
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