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Only in Print: Research Shows Pope Pius XII Aided Jewish People During World War II | February 8, 2020

Papal diplomat Eugenio Pacelli (1876 – 1958, later Pope Pius XII), leaving the presidential palace in Berlin, Oct. 1927. (Photo: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

By Jazmin Rosa

WINDSOR TERRACE — Gary Krupp, a co-founder of the Pave the Way Foundation, a Long Island-based organization that strives to promote understanding among people of different religions, says Pope Pius XII, did a lot to help Jewish people during World War II.

Krupp spoke at the United Nations on Jan. 27 about research his organization has done into Pope Pius XII — the same day as a ceremony in Poland at the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp that marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.

About 1.1 million people were killed in Auschwitz, and the majority of them were Jewish. Over the years, there’s been much debate about whether Catholics — and specifically Pope Pius XII — did their share to help Jews in Europe during World War II…


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