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by David I. Kertzer


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Working in long-sealed Vatican archives, Kertzer unearths startling evidence to undermine the Church’s argument that it played no direct role in the spread of modern anti-Semitism. In doing so, he challenges the Vatican’s recent official statement on the subject, We Remember.

Working in long-sealed Vatican archives, Kertzer unearths startling evidence to undermine the Church’s argument that it played no direct role in the spread of modern anti-Semitism. Kertzer tells an unsettling story that has stirred up controversy around the world and sheds a much-needed light on the past.

The result is a book filled with shocking revelations. It traces the Vatican's role in the development of modern anti-Semitism from the nineteenth century up to the outbreak of the Second World War. Kertzer shows why all the recent attention given to Pope Pius XII's failure to publicly protest the slaughter of Europe's Jews in the war misses a far more important point. What made the Holocaust possible was groundwork laid over a period of decades.

Working in long-sealed Vatican archives, Kertzer unearths startling evidence to undermine the Church’s argument that it played no direct role in the spread of modern anti-Semitism. In doing so, he challenges the Vatican’s recent official statement on the subject, We Remember.

David I. Kertzer, The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican's Rome in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism. Authors and affiliations. This revised version was published online in August 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date.

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Kertzer states his central thesis succinctly on page 205 of The Popes Against the Jews: "Efforts to deny Catholic Church involvement in the rise of modern anti-Semitism have made much of the presumed lack of a racial element in whatever hostility the Church had directed against the Jews.

Kertzer states his central thesis succinctly on page 205 of The Popes Against the Jews: "Efforts to deny Catholic Church involvement in the rise of modern anti-Semitism have made much of the presumed lack of a racial element in whatever hostility the Church had directed against the Jews in the past. Kertzer The Popes Against The Jews The . It traces the Vatican’s role in the development of modern anti-Semitism from the nineteenth century up to the outbreak of the Second World War. Kertzer The Popes Against The Jews The Vatican's role in the rise of modern anti-Semitism. Working in long-sealed Vatican archives, Kertzer unearths startling evidence to undermine the Church's argument that it played no direct role in the spread of modern anti-Semitism. In doing so, he challenges the Vatican's recent official statement on the subject, "We Remember.

A groundbreaking historical study based on documents previously locked in the Vatican’s secret archives: The Popes Against the Jews graphically shows how the Catholic Church helped make the Holocaust possible.Pope John Paul II, as part of his effort to improve Catholic-Jewish relations, has himself called for a clear-eyed historical investigation into any possible link be-tween the Church and the Holocaust. An important sign of his commitment was the recent decision to allow the distinguished historian David I. Kertzer, a specialist in Italian history, to be one of the first scholars given access to long-sealed Vatican archives. The result is a book filled with shocking revelations. It traces the Vatican’s role in the development of modern anti-Semitism from the nineteenth century up to the outbreak of the Second World War. Kertzer shows why all the recent attention given to Pope Pius XII’s failure to publicly protest the slaughter of Europe’s Jews in the war misses a far more important point. What made the Holocaust possible was groundwork laid over a period of decades. In this campaign of demonization of the Jews—identifying them as traitors to their countries, enemies of all that was good, relentlessly pursuing world domination—the Vatican itself played a key role, as is shown here for the first time.Despite its focus, this is not an anti-Catholic book. It seeks a balanced judgment and an understanding of the historical forces that led the Church along the path it took.Inevitably controversial, written with devastating clarity and dispassionate authority, The Popes Against the Jews is a book of the greatest importance.

Comments: (7)

Browelali
This book tells of events that are horrendous and abominable. That is all I can say.
Bragis
A very good book - it explains a lot.
Stonewing
great
Karon
This is a superb work that details, in a scholarly fashion, the history of Papal anti-Semitism. To say that the Vatican did not cause the Holocaust is certainly true, but almost two millenia of disparagement and open hatred did a great deal to prepare the ground. I myself wrote to a Cardinal of the Church here in California to ask for the current Church position on ritual murder. The reply was, "We have nothing further to say." So times change but opinions continue. The work is both a careful history and a warning that seemingly "harmless" prejudice and religious bigotry can lead to unwanted and horrendous circumstances.
blac wolf
Understanding of catholics involvement with Nazi Germany.
Owomed
Detailed and important documentary history while simultaneously sad and disappointing to say the least. Many important sources review it better than I ever could, accessibly on the back cover.
Kinashand
very well researched and well written. it helps to explain why the church did so little to stop the racism and murder by the Nazis.
disturbing info
The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism download epub
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Author: David I. Kertzer
ISBN: 0375406239
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf; First Edition edition (September 18, 2001)
Pages: 355 pages