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    ?Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler?s campaign for suppressing the truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised, I now praise unreservedly.? (Albert Einstein, Time, December 1940) ?the Holy See is lending its powerful help wherever it can, to mitigate the fate of my persecuted co-religionists? (Chaim Weizmann, 1943) ?The people of Israel will never forget what His Holiness and his illustrious delegates, inspired by the eternal principles of religion, which form the very foundation of true civilization, are doing for our unfortunate brothers and sisters in the most tragic hour of our history, which is living proof of Divine Providence in this world.? (Isaac Herzog, February 1944) It seems that "never" comes rather quickly in Israel...

    from the article: Elie Wiesel accuses wartime Pope of Holocaust silence
    First published 16:44 27.01.10 | Last updated 17:10 27.01.10
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