The Catholic Church and the Holocaust

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Robertson, John Paul
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Meyer, Eric
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2022-04-29
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The Catholic Church and the Holocaust
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This paper explores the motivating factors of the Catholic Church’s heavily criticized lack of response and action taken during the Holocaust. Through addressing distinctions between the Church’s institutional response and responses of individuals, and exploring the ambitions of both Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII, two prominent determinants become apparent for the inadequate response: a deeply rooted history of anti-semtism and fear derived from a state of political weakness.
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