....(......).....The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem (in my view it is both — a memorial and a museum. And often times it is a bit confusing that the space insists on being both) has changed the text of the panel on Pope Pius XII’s actions during World War Two (Yad Vashem Press Release, July 1, 2012). That would hardly be reported by Reuters and others if it wasn’t for this:
Recently, following the recommendation of the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, the panel regarding the wartime activities of the Vatican and Pope Pius XII has been updated. This is an update to reflect research that has been done in the recent years, and presents a more complex picture than previously presented. Contrary to what has been reported, this change is not a result of Vatican pressure.
The press statement also provides the new text. Compare if you will with the “background on Pope Pius XII still on Yad Vashem’s website (here).Although the Pope himself never spoke out against the atrocities being
committed, other members of the Church did get involved in rescue work.
.....(......)......I personally think it is very likely someone from the Church approached Yad Vashem and asked them to soften the language in the exhibition. That’s the world of politics (and the matter of the Holocaust is very much political). I do however not think the Yad Vashem ‘gave in’ or published a text not supported by research......[Posted]."
"........The head of the government (Mussolini) said to Pietro Tacchi Venturi in a private talk (Thursday 7th April 1938) that, in front of Hitler, it would be convenient to be more forcible, without ambiguity; not now, immediately, but waiting the most opportune moment, in order to adopt these more strong measures, for example the excommunication, and that is convenient to avoid to think that the Hitler’s phenomena could be transient, as this man obtained for Germany great successes............."Above image - SJ Pietro Tacchi-Venturi, controller of Benito Mussolini, personal friend of Il Duce at least till the election of pope Pacelli as 'Pious' XII.
URL (original in Italian): http://www.liceoparini.org/storia/pioxi.htm
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