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The Vatican has accused Britain and the U.S. of complicity in the Nazi extermination of Jews.
It claims the Allies deliberately did nothing to either rescue Jews or destroy the death camps.
But instead of bombing the concentration camps and the railways supplying them, they reacted by first suppressing eye-witness reports and then claiming they were exaggerated.
Britain opposed offering sanctuary to Jewish refugees, said the article, which will be seen as having the support of the highest Vatican figures.
L'Osservatore Romano draws on the diaries of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, who said his country's officials 'dodged their grim responsibility, procrastinated when concrete rescue schemes were placed before them, and even suppressed information about atrocities'.
Mr Morgenthau claimed that when the U.S. began to rescue Jews the project met resistance from British officials.
The Foreign Office warned of 'the difficulties of disposing of any considerable number of Jews should they be rescued'.
Mr Morgenthau called this 'a satanic combination of British chill and diplomatic doubletalk, cold and correct and adding up to a sentence of death'.
The article will be seen as part of the Vatican's drive to restore the reputation of the wartime Pope, Pius XII.
In recent years, the media have accused the Catholic Church of either helping the Nazis or being silent during the Holocaust. As an example, the January 26, 1998 issue of Time magazine on page 20 claims that the Catholic Church apologized for "collaborating with the Nazis during World War II." Even the new Holocaust Museum in New York unjustly criticized Pope Pius XII for being silent during World War II.
The Pope who led the Catholic Church during Hitler’s reign over most of Europe was either a disgrace or one of the great heroes of modern times. The evidence proves the latter.
Soon after World War II, Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli, was lauded as a man who not only was able to keep the church intact despite the Nazis but also had even protected Jews during the Holocaust.
Gilbert is an ardent Zionist and author of the book “Holocaust,” yet he praises the late Pope and stresses that, after World War II, Jewish organizations around the world recognized Pius XII for saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jews and other Nazi targets.
Then in 1963, the controversial play "The Deputy" opened in Berlin. The work — by a German playwright, no less — laid the blame of the Holocaust on the Pope. The playwright, Rolf Hochhuth, claimed that the Pope’s alleged indifference to the suffering of Jews during the Holocaust allowed it to happen. The pontiff was cold-hearted, uncaring, and evil, Hochhuth suggested.
But these allegations are simply nonsense. Gilbert said the Pope "went to the edge of risk again and again" to help the Jews.
Following the Pope's Christmas 1941 address, The New York Times stated in an editorial: "The voice of Pius XII is a lonely voice in the silence and darkness enveloping Europe this Christmas. He is about the only ruler left on the continent of Europe who dares to raise his voice at all."
Privately, he took great risks. For example, churches were ordered to hand out baptismal certificates and passports to thousands of refugees — Jews, Gypsies, and others — sparing them from the concentration camps.
Pius XII even spent much of his private inheritance to pay for the refugees' travel.
When the Nazis began the deportation of Rome's Jews, he ordered convents, monasteries, and other Catholic facilities to hide Jews, and even turned the papal bedroom into a birthing area for Jewish mothers.
“General Clark has told me to inform you the city of Rome has been liberated. He asks if the Holy See has any pressing needs.”
Without batting an eye, the monsignor replied: “We in the Vatican are fine. But we are hiding 50,000 Jews in and around the city of Rome. They are in urgent need of food and medical care. The Holy Father asks for your assistance with these people.”
As a result of the Pope’s actions, Rome saved a higher percentage of its Jews than any other occupied city.
A historian has uncovered a pre-World War Two article Winston Churchill wrote about the persecution of Jews but then decided not to publish. In the long lost article, the British wartime leader disapproved of the treatment they experienced but did say of the Jews: "They have been partly responsible for the antagonism from which they suffer."
Cambridge University lecturer Richard Toye, reflecting on his find, said: "While most people would accept that Churchill was no anti-Semite, this sheds fascinating new light on his views about Jews which were very inconsistent."
In the Middle Ages, religion played a major role in driving antisemitism. Though not part of Roman Catholic dogma, many Christians, including members of the clergy, have held the Jewish people collectively responsible for killing Jesus, a belief originated by Melito of Sardis.
As stated in the Boston College Guide to Passion Plays, "Over the course of time, Christians began to accept... that the Jewish people as a whole were responsible for killing Jesus. According to this interpretation, both the Jews present at Jesus’ death and the Jewish people collectively and for all time, have committed the sin of deicide, or God-killing. For 1900 years of Christian-Jewish history, the charge of deicide has led to hatred, violence against and murder of Jews in Europe and America."
This accusation was repudiated in 1964, when the Catholic Church under Pope Paul VI issued the document Nostra Aetate as a part of Vatican II.
You can't blame all for the actions of the few.
You can't blame all for the actions of the few.
The REAL "holocaust" of WWII - the post-war genocide of three million Germans
The REAL deliberate genocide committed circa WWII -- aside from the 50+ million "gentiles" killed in a war fomented by the ruling international Jewish elite -- was the mass slaughter and starvation of 3+ million ethnic Germans, including approximately 2 million German civilians, after the war by the Judeo-Zionist U.S. and Soviet governments.
The Talmudically-inspired Luciferian Jewish ruling elites harbor the most intense and murderous hatred for the Nordic white race, including the German people. The post-war situation presented an ideal opportunity for the Jewish Power Structure to put to action their most heinous yearnings -- subjugating, humiliating, raping, torturing, and butchering millions.
Jewish US Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau and Jewish US General and "Supreme Allied Commander of Europe" Dwight Eisenhower openly expressed their fierce hatred of the German people, even going so far as to say the German people should be exterminated as a race -- and put those ideas into action by devising plans to sterilize and starve the people of Germany.
Under the Morgenthau Plan enacted by Jewish General Dwight Eisenhower, hundreds of thousands of Germans, including women and common citizens, were rounded up by the U.S. military and placed in open fields without access to food, water, and shelter -- and left to die. In addition to those murdered, millions of ethnic Germans were displaced from their ancestral lands in Prussia and Sudetenland (western region of modern-day Czechoslovakia), and thousands of German women raped and abused (especially in the Soviet occupied areas).
The HoloHoax fairy tale about a "holocaust of 6 million Jews" is a COVER for these real atrocities and genocide. Many of the pictures used to promote the HoloHoax (eg, piles of emaciated corpses, civilians being executed, etc) are actually pictures of atrocities against ethnic Germans.