The Myth of Hitler's Pope: Pope Pius XII And His Secret War Against Nazi Germany

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Regnery Pub., Jun 24, 2005 - Political Science - 209 pages
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"Was Pope Pius XII secretly in league with Adolf Hitler? No, says Rabbi David G. Dalin - but there was a cleric in league with Hitler: the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini. As Pope Pius XII worked to save Jews from the Nazis, the grand mufti became Hitler's staunch ally and a promoter of the Holocaust, with a legacy that feeds radical Islam today." "In this shocking and thoroughly documented book, Rabbi Dalin explodes the myth of Hitler's pope and condemns the myth-makers for not only rewriting history, but for denying the testimony of Holocaust survivors, hijacking the Holocaust for unseemly political ends, and ignoring the real threat to the Jewish people."--BOOK JACKET.

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Supporters of Israel have claimed that the Mufti of Jerusalem made important contributions to the Holocaust and planned to build a concentration camp in Nablus. While Amin al-Hussein did work with the Nazi Arab propaganda agency and appealed to Hitler not to send more Jews to Palestine, scholars like Raul Hilberg find no personal involvement of the mufti in the Final Solution. Interestingly, the large photo of the mufti in Berlin with Hitler has been downsized to a small one in the new building for Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Painting the Mufti as an ardent Hitler supporter seems to be part of the anti-Palestinian sentiment of many pro-Israel writers. 

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A high quality book that relies on earlier scholarship to exonerate Pius XII and refocus the anti-semitism on Hajj Amin al-Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Through careful documentation his hatred of Jews is revealed and a case is built that he was "Hitler’s Mufti".

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About the author (2005)

David G. Dalin is a professor of History and Political Science at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida.

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