The emotional baggage from that period bears heavily on our shoulders. Betrayal came from friends, neighbors and allies. Those that survived have had their burdens multiplied as they realized they were among the few. A community of thought has developed reflecting the images preserved by the few. Yet there were enumerable just and heroic people whose actions we may never know of and who perished with the many. I am reluctant to pass judgement for there were those that appeared to be complicit but accomplished great good. In some cases scholarly research may clarify. In other cases we must just try to understand.
Death toll from car bombs in Iraq rises to 56 (AP)
from the article: 'Pope Pius XII saved thousands of Jews'