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The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler


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Based mostly on newly opened Vatican archives, a groundbreaking, explosive, and riveting e-book about Pope Pius XII and his actions throughout World Battle II, together with how he responded to the Holocaust, by the Pulitzer Prize–successful writer of The Pope and Mussolini“Splendid . . . The Pope at Battle ends a lot of the talk concerning the pope and absolutely makes any lingering apologia for his stance implausible.”—Ian Kershaw, writer of Hitler: A Biography When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, his papers have been sealed within the Vatican Secret Archives, leaving unanswered questions on what he knew and did throughout World Battle II. These questions have solely grown and festered, making Pius XII some of the controversial popes in Church historical past, particularly now because the Vatican prepares to canonize him.In 2020, Pius XII’s archives have been lastly opened, and David I. Kertzer—well known as one of many world’s main Vatican students—has been mining this new materials ever since, revealing how the pope got here to put aside ethical management with a view to protect his church’s energy.Based mostly on 1000’s of never-before-seen paperwork not solely from the Vatican, however from archives in Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and america, The Pope at Battle paints a brand new, dramatic portrait of what the pope did and didn’t do as battle enveloped the continent and because the Nazis started their systematic mass homicide of Europe’s Jews. The e-book clears away the myths and sheer falsehoods surrounding the pope’s actions from 1939 to 1945, exhibiting why the pope repeatedly bent to the wills of Hitler and Mussolini.Simply as Kertzer’s Pulitzer Prize–successful The Pope and Mussolini turned the definitive e-book on Pope Pius XI and the Fascist regime, The Pope at Battle is destined to grow to be essentially the most influential account of his successor, Pius XII, and his relations with Mussolini and Hitler. Kertzer reveals why no full understanding of the course of World Battle II is full with out data of the dramatic, behind-the-scenes function performed by the pope. “This remarkably researched e-book is replete with revelations that deserve the adjective ‘explosive,’” says Kevin Madigan, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical Historical past at Harvard College. “The Pope at Battle is a masterpiece.”