Más de diez veces más que Franco Bahamode (dos apellidos de converso, según tengo entendido). Aunque para la propaganda anticatólica era, es y seguirá siendo el “Papa de Hitler”:
David G. Dalin, in The Myth of Hitler’s Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews From the Nazis, published a few months ago, has compiled further overwhelming proof of Eugenio Pacelli’s friendship for the Jews beginning long before he became pope. At the start of World War II, Pope Pius XII’s first encyclical was so anti-Hitler that the Royal Air Force and the French air force dropped 88,000 copies of it over Germany.
Ten amigos para esto, diría Adolfo. En cuanto a las cifras:
“The Jewish people had no greater friend in the 20th century,” says the historian.
According to Rabbi Dalin, who last Wednesday addressed the meeting organized by the Catholic movement Communion and Liberation, “during the Second World War, Pius XII saved more Jewish lives than any other person, including Raoul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler.”
[Lapide] was consul general of Israel in Milan and met with many Italian Jews who survived the Holocaust. In his work, Lapide documents how Pius XII worked for the salvation of at least 700,000 from the hands of the Nazis. However, according to another estimate, this figure rises to 860,000.
–Rabbi Dalin: I think the time has arrived on the Jewish side to get to work on a new reconstruction of the relation between Pius XII and the Holocaust. This reconstruction, closer to the facts, namely, of what Pius XII really did for the Jews, would arrive at diametrically opposite conclusions to the gratuitous ones of John Cornwell´s book, “Hitler’s Pope.”
Pius XII was not Hitler’s Pope, but the greatest defender that we Jews have ever had, and precisely at the time when we needed it.
Le encuentran, no obstante, este pero:
That said, if everything David Dalin says is based on facts (and I have no doubt it is) the question remains why Pius XII didn’t excommunicate Hitler. Dalin’s argument, at least according to my modest opinion, doesn’t hold water. The fact that the Catholic Church let Hitler stay a Catholic, even if only a nominal one, remains the one big stain on its and its Pope’s reputation.
Sin embargo, se trata de una valoración moral, no política: la excomunión no se consideró prudente. Como tampoco se consideró prudente bombardear las vías de tren que conducían a los campos de exterminio, por poner un ejemplo. ¿Que hizo esa prensa norteamericana que ahora fiscaliza a otros para dar a conocer el asunto? ¿Que hicieron los judíos norteamericanos por los de su raza? ¿Que hicieron tantos Adornos y Horkheimers aparte de salvar su propio pellejo?