Daily Archives: December 24, 2009

B’Nai B’Rith’s Postwar Report on Pius XII

Dug out by Orbis Catholicus, along with a lot of other interesting posts of material this week.

“A small glimpse of the work done, the incredible detail to be handled and the risks to be run, is obtained from a report prepared by B’nai B’rith long after the war. In the Bulletin of the Anti-Defamation League for October 1958 the report reads: ‘It is known today that, under Pope Pius XII’s instructions, 15,000 Jews received asylum in Castel Gandolfo. In convents and monasteries, canonical enclosure was lifted so that Jews of both sexes might find security under Vatican immunity. More than 180 places thus made available a secret asylum given to over 7000 refugee Jews.'”

-Shepherd of Mankind by William E. Barrett, c. 1964, p. 179.

The Anti-Defamation League is Mr. Foxman’s own organization. I guess he doesn’t bother to read the back numbers of their newsletters, especially if it might encourage him to praise some dead pope guy. Who only kept 15,000 Jewish people hidden in his house.

Sir Martin Gilbert, historian and Jew, on the Pope as resistance leader and rescuer of Jews.

At the Hermeneutic of Continuity, a look at how you can make a picture of Weimar Republic soldiers at Hindenburg’s birthday party, and of a chauffeur giving a respectful salute, can be made to look like Nazis doing Nazi things.


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Oscar Wilde Drank Frappucinos

From the good people over at Shrine of the Holy Whapping, quoting an Oscar Wilde letter from Rome in 1900:

“….I was outside the Caffè Nazionale taking iced coffee with gelato—a most delightful drink….”

But there’s more to it than that, so read the whole thing. (The funny thing is that you really can picture the Holy Whapping bunch having the problem mentioned!)

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