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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This is a well researched dissection of the diplomatic Career of Egenio Pacelli, who called himself Pius XII. The impression given is that Eugenio was no friend of the Jews. Cornwell's research seems ... Read full review

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Whether Pope Pius XII, who was Pope during World War II, was complicit in crimes against Jewish people during the Holocaust remains a heated question. The author presents us with the case that Pius ... Read full review

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User Review  - denmoir - LibraryThing

This book is on the borderline of conspiracy theory and history. Cornwall views Pacelli through glasses of a modern colour and over-eggs the evidence against the pope doing his memory a grave injustice. Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

This book is a history of Pope Pius XII, the pope sometimes referred to as Hitler's pope. As a papal nuncio, he had established close ties with Hitler, and has been sharply criticized for failing to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

This book is a history of Pope Pius XII, the pope sometimes referred to as Hitler's pope. As a papal nuncio, he had established close ties with Hitler, and has been sharply criticized for failing to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oreillynsf - LibraryThing

A great book to read in conjunction with The Myth of Hitler's Pope. Whatever your view on the topic, the book is well written and well documented. After reading both books, I think that both authors ... Read full review

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User Review  - pokarekareana - LibraryThing

Cornwell presents a rather one-sided view of the wartime papacy, and seems to be obsessed with the theme of anti-Semitism, to the detriment of his argument. From the start, he appears determined to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Atomicmutant - LibraryThing

The information in this book should be known! I'll recommend it, for its content, but the writing is really pretty dry. For a shorter, but more eloquent treatment of this sordid tale, I'd recommend ... Read full review

Hitler's pope: the secret history of Pius XII

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Relying on exclusive access to Vatican and Jesuit archives, an award-winning Roman Catholic journalist argues that through a 1933 Concordat with Hitler, Pope Pius XII facilitated the dictator's rise--and, ultimately, the Holocaust. Read full review

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User Review  - JBD1 - LibraryThing

A reasonably persuasive case for the involvement (and/or tacit complicity) of Pius XII with the Nazi regime and the Holocaust. Read full review


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