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The Resource Pius XII and the Holocaust : understanding the controversy, José M. Sánchez

Pius XII and the Holocaust : understanding the controversy, José M. Sánchez

Label
Pius XII and the Holocaust : understanding the controversy
Title
Pius XII and the Holocaust
Title remainder
understanding the controversy
Statement of responsibility
José M. Sánchez
Title variation
  • Pius 12th and the Holocaust
  • Pius the Twelfth and the Holocaust
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Pope Pius XII's alleged silence in the face of the destruction of the European Jews during World War II has been the subject of a fierce controversy that has continued unabated ever since Rolf Hochhuth's The Deputy made the charge so spectacularly in 1963. Numerous critics have accused Pius of everything from deliberate anti-Semitism to collusion with the Nazi regime, while equally partisan defenders have argued that his silent diplomacy saved hundreds of thousands of Jews and other innocent victims from Nazi terror. So contentious has Pius' role become that the phrase "the silence of Pius XII" has taken on a life of its own, beyond the facts." "In this work, Jose M. Sanchez offers a new approach to the controversy. He discusses the reasons given for Pius' behavior by the significant authors who have contributed to the dispute and evaluates their findings in the light of the published documents. He studies the controversial events that critics have cited to prove their contentions about the Pope, from his role in the negotiation of the German concordat of 1933 to the end of World War II in 1945. Sanchez provides a full examination of Pius' public and private comments on the war and the destruction of the European Jews." "This analysis moves outside the traditional views to rephrase the issues. It is the first work to clearly and completely summarize the basic charges and defenses. It is also the first to bring to the dispute a full treatment of Pius' personality in the context of the institutional framework within which he operated. With a conclusion that summarizes the findings and offers the author's judgment on the issues, this study will enable readers to evaluate and understand one of the most heated controversies of modern times"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sánchez, José M.
Dewey number
282/.092
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1378
LC item number
.S319 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pius
  • Catholic Church
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Judaism
  • Christianity and antisemitism
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • National socialism and religion
  • Holocauste, 1939-1945
  • Judaïsme
  • Christianisme et antisémitisme
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
Label
Pius XII and the Holocaust : understanding the controversy, José M. Sánchez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-89) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A political papal life -- Issues, sources, and papal aims and means -- What Pius knew about the Holocaust -- What Pius said about the war -- An examination of the reasons : the least likely -- The need for protection of German Catholics -- Vatican diplomacy has always been cautious -- A crisis of conscience for German Catholics -- Pius feared communism more than Nazism -- Pius wanted to serve as mediator in the war -- A papal protest would have made things worse -- Pope Pius' personality -- The effect of a strong protest : virtual history -- Pius and the countries of German-dominated Europe -- Conclusion : a pathetic and tremendous figure
Control code
45755999
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 197 pages
Isbn
9780813210803
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001017473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)45755999
Label
Pius XII and the Holocaust : understanding the controversy, José M. Sánchez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-89) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A political papal life -- Issues, sources, and papal aims and means -- What Pius knew about the Holocaust -- What Pius said about the war -- An examination of the reasons : the least likely -- The need for protection of German Catholics -- Vatican diplomacy has always been cautious -- A crisis of conscience for German Catholics -- Pius feared communism more than Nazism -- Pius wanted to serve as mediator in the war -- A papal protest would have made things worse -- Pope Pius' personality -- The effect of a strong protest : virtual history -- Pius and the countries of German-dominated Europe -- Conclusion : a pathetic and tremendous figure
Control code
45755999
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 197 pages
Isbn
9780813210803
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001017473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)45755999

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