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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Pere Marie-Benoit and Jewish Rescue'

    This book tells the story of the efforts to rescue Jews living in France and Italy during the Nazi persecution. Though not as brutal as in Germany and Eastern Europe, the dangers these Jews faced and the large numbers deported and killed in concentration camps is equally appalling.

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  • He explained, "I must say that the Italians have a vivid imagination. I never had the key to the synagogue; I was not the first to enter [after liberation]. But I was there!"

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  • He also wrote, "a letter to the editors of Israel in 1961 to refute the claim of the German Jesuit priest Robert Lieber, Pius XII's closest adviser throughout his papacy, that Delasem (the Jewish rescue organization) had received financial aid from the Vatican during the German occupation of Rome."

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