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Vatican Documents Seek Justification for Silence on

14—FndaYs
May 2, 1969
TIE DETROIT
JEWISH NEWS

Jews in WW II

no t es, a report of the arrest of Monsignor
lastly refused to join the Nazis in gime. According to Tardini s no
By JULIO DRESNER
{Copyright 1969, JTA, Inc.)
an anti-Bolshevist crusade. Ac- 1 Taylor. in an audience with Pius documents that the Papal policy of
to denounce Nazi "neutrality" and non-intervention
ROME- — The Vatican has pub-' cording to Monsignor Tardini,' XII, urged him
of the Jews at the re- was attributable to Monsignor Tar-
lished the fifth of a multi-volume Papal undersecretary of state for persecution -
dini who was the Pope's spokes-
series of docunients relating to its foreign affairs during the war quest of Catholics and Protestants man and chief representative in
role and attitudes during the sec- years. Stalin was "a war-monger in the U.S. The Pope replied That foreign affairs. Tardini's notes ex-
ond World War. Apart from its ob- forestalled by a criminal more the Holy See was working constant- press annoyance with the appeals
vious historical value, the main audacious than him." On one occa- ly to alleviate suffering, that ne by the British and Brazilian am-
purpose of the sion the Vatican replied to Fascist often condemned the oppressors of bassadors for some sort of inter-
pressure to issue a new pronuncia- : nations and individuals, and that
fifthvolume mento against Russia by stating God's benediction or malediction vention. In one document, he refer-
seems to be to that "if the Church publicly re- . "would fall upon governments ac- red to them as "a coalition of dip-
efend the late called the errors and horrors of : cording to how they treated occu- lomats who are guests of the Holy
Pope Pius XII Communism, it would not be able • pied populations." The Vatican See, who are very well treated,
who are in a position to ascertain
against ace u s a- to forget the aberrations and per- seems to have been totally ignor- the superiority of the Holy See's
secutions committed by Nazism." ant of what happened in the near-
ions, widespread
* by Nazi puppet state of Croatia action and (still) hold false, offen-
since the war,
The Pope himself, against Tar- where 70.000 out of 80,000 Jews sive and obstinate attitudes to-
that he harbored dini's opposition, agreed in part to were massacred during two years. ward those who are so good and
pro-Nazi sent i- adhere to a request of President Critics of the Pope have con- kind toward them."
It may have been the unadmit-
m en t s and that Franklin D. Roosevelt in Septem- tended that, had he spoken out
ted intention of the editors of
he did far less ber 1941, to try to soften the isola- specifically against atrocities com- Volume Five to protect the Pope
Pins XH than his holy of- tionist preachings by the Catholic mitted on Jews. the Nazis might by letting the blame for a political,
but the
fice would have allowed him to do clergy in the United States. The not have been deterred
Axis countries, moral and diplomatic blunder fall
to intervene with the Germans newly published documents reveal Populations of the
that
Cardinal
Cicognani,
the
epos-
notably
Italy,
would
have
taken on Tardini. But the Monsignor's
against the mass deportations and
cognizance of the horrors and that attitude of icy superiority seems to
tolic delegate in Washington. was
slaughter of Europe's Jews.
some affect. As it reflect the self-image of the Vati-
instructed to explain to the Amer- might have had some
As regards the first charge, the
any was, the Vatican s "diplomatic" can at the time—the image of a
ican bishops who
documents prove beyond reason-. alliance with "Godless Comnlun- admonitions against cruelty were judge on high examining earthy
able doubt that the Holy See ab-. ism!' that U.S. support was for the interpreted for the masses by the humanity engaged in a bitter fight,
horred Nazism as much as it did Russian people — not Communism Nazi and Fascist propaganda ma- confident that God will decide who
Communism. The Vatican may -in their struggle against the chines to suit their own purposes. are the bad ones and destroy them.
have hoped that the two manifes- Nazis. According to the documents, The Papal documents offer two
tations of "Satan" on earth would the effect of the action was con- justifications for the Vatican's
Every individual has a place to
destroy each other. But it stead- id bl though the ssue
of iso- "cautious
path." One was that a fill in the world, and is important,
,
e
,
oug
s
in
some respect, whether he
lationism was settled for good by statement by the Pope which the
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senseless assassinations." The Vat-
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ring to the sufferings of the Jews. a course would only increase the
sufferings of captive peoples.
Myron C. Taylor, President Roose-
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submitted a detailed memorandum to the exiled governments.
CI"
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on, the Jewish situation in unoccu-
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in general or the Vatican in par- I
ticular have been a motivation to
silence. According to the docu-
ments, the Vatican knew that no
reprisals beyond some petty acts
I rt
were probable during the war; as
to the war's aftermath in the event
of a Nazi victory, the documents
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thcyclIngi
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Washington who reported that
among interventionist circles in
the U.S. were "high finance," big
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