Buzz About the
Book See what people are saying about Hitler, the
War, and the Pope
An Interview with
Rabbi David Dalin of New York comes down on the side of Pius XII
A sampling of reviews by law journals and other sources
Minutes on Pius XII
Rychlak handily dismantles CBS TV's 60 Minutes' inequit-able
Holy See vs. The Third Reich
by Prof. Rychlak appearing in the Oct. 1998 issue of the New
Interview With Prof. Ron Rychlak
2001, inter-view with ZENIT, the International News Agency
Hitler's Plan to
Arrest Pius XII and Destroy the Vatican A replay of "Is
Pius XII Rehabilitated by
Jewish Historian Prof.
Richard Breitman of American University in Washington weighs in on the
THE NEW BOOK
that proves for a new generation that Pope Pius XII was the
archenemy of Adolf Hitler.
A closely reasoned and scholarly study of the conflict between Pope
Pius XII and Hitler, this work dispels the fog surrounding this issue
that first crept out in the early sixties with Rolf Hochhuth's
imaginary play, The Deputy, and more recently with the now discredited
Hitler's Pope of John Cornwell.
“...Hitler, the War, and the Pope [is] the best and
most careful of the recent works, an elegant tome of serious, critical
scholarship.” — Rabbi David Dalin, former professor at
the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, in
The Weekly Standard
“Rychlak has buried the myth under an avalanche of facts .... [He]
has done more than anyone else to set the record straight.” — Prof. Robert George,
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence,
Did you know that —
- Pius XII saved more Jews than Otto Schindler?
- Hitler was so furious at the Pope that he was about to send
the SS to arrest the Pope and destroy the Vatican?
- Israeli diplomat Pinchas Lapide stated: “The Catholic Church
under the pontificate of Pius XII was instrumental in saving as many
as 860,000 Jews from certain death at Nazi hands. This figure
exceeds by far those saved by all other churches and rescue
organizations combined.” (Three Popes and the
Jews, New York: Hawthorn Publishers, 1967.)
- Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir said of Pius XII, "...when our
people went through the horrors of martyrdom, the Pope raised his
voice to condemn the persecutors..." Read more.
- Nahum Goldman, President of the World Jewish Congress, said,
"With special gratitude we remember all he has done for the
persecuted Jews during one of the darkest periods of their entire
history." Read more.
- Time magazine reported December 23, 1940, that Albert
Einstein said, "Only the Church stood squarely across the path of
Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth."
- The New York Times, on Christmas Day, 1942, said of Pius
XII, “This Christmas, more than ever
he is a lonely voice crying out of the silence of a continent.”
author, Ronald J. Rychlak, is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and
Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi Schol of Law.
He has written two books and over twenty articles in law journals and
He makes his home in Oxford, Mississippi.
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