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Unformatted text preview: Holocaust discussion 4/24/08 Group 1) Summary: defends the popeintentions were there but involvement wouldnt have worked well 1) the last three popes and the Jews 2) there was some history of ineffectiveness against dictators Based on Hitlers personality he probably wouldnt have cared Couldve endangered the pope (kidnap/kill) Worsen situation for Jews or German Catholics 3) was not sure that reports were 100% accurateinvestigate, would also have to condemn Russia, which its western allies wouldnt like 4) If he spoke out he couldve done harm with Catholics already in Europe jeopardize relations with Germans. It would make it worse.. Group 2) Summary: general attitude towards pope= criticized, he couldve done a lot moremore critical than the first article. 1) Pius XI was much more vocal in criticizing Nazi policy, Pius XII was more timidhe did not outright speak out against Hitlerambiguous 2) Pius XII remained silent, but helped shelter Jews, 1,000 were sent to Auschwitz but 7,000 managed to hide. Pius XII remained silent, but helped shelter Jews, 1,000 were sent to Auschwitz but 7,000 managed to hide....
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