800,000 Saved by Pius XII's "Silence"by Donald DeMarco. The 1963 play, "The Deputy" by Rolf Hochhuth, which presents Pope Pius XII's silence during the holocaust as criminal, inhuman and cowardly, almost certainly generated the largest controversy in the history of drama.
A Question of Judgment: Pius XII & the Jewsby Dr Joseph L Lichten. This defense of Pope Pius XII by a former director of the International Affairs Department of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith was written in 1963 shortly after the production of Rolf Hochhuth's play The Deputy.
Blaming the Wartime Popeby Kenneth Whitehead. During the second world war, Pope Pius XII was lauded for his singular efforts to halt the carnage, writes Newsweek"s Kenneth Woodward.
Charity of Pope Pius XIIAn excerpt from Before the Dawn, the autobiography of Eugenio Zolli, the Chief Rabbi of Rome during the Nazi Occupation who converted to Catholicism, about the deep respect he has for Pope Pius XII's work during World War II.
Cornwell's Cheap Shot at Pius XIIby Peter Gumpel. It is impossible within a short space to take issue with all the mistakes made by John Cornwell in his new book, Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII. As Kenneth L. Woodward rightly stated in his review of the book in the September 27, 1999, issue of Newsweek: "Errors of fact and ignorance of context appear on almost every page." Peter Gumpel points out many of Cornwell's errors in this Crisis magazine article.
Pope Pius XII and the Jewsby Sr Margherita Marchione. Pope Pius XII has been unfairly blamed over the past fifty years: for not having denounced Hitler publicly, for his perceived inaction against the Nazis, and for his failure to help the Jews.
Response to Accusations Against Pus XIIby Fr Pierre Blet SJ. A defence of Pope Pius XII written by one of the three priests chosen in 1965 to publish the Holy See's war documents. (from L'Osservatore Romano, 29 April 1998)
Saviour of the JewsBased on extensive research carried out in the Nuremberg papers, the Vatican War documents and Jewish historiography and backed by the testimony of prominent Jews, Fr Michael O'Carroll C.S.Sp. defends the name of Pope Pius XII.