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    • Joseph
    • 07.07.10 | 22:25 (IDT)

    Sir Martin Gilbert in 'The Rightous: Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust' points out that the Italian army never harmed a Jew in spite of being allied to Hitler. As a deeply Catholic country I don't doubt that their rejection of Nazi racism had something to do with the Church and its hierarchy. Only when Germany invaded Italy were Italian Jews murdered by the Nazis, and the Church did a great deal to rescue Italian Jews. Post-war Israeli leaders publicly thanked the Pope for helpng Jews.

    from the article: 'Pope Pius XII saved thousands of Jews'
    First published 16:04 07.07.10 | Last updated 16:04 07.07.10
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