Posted by: Fr Chris | April 11, 2018

Holocaust Remembrance & Catholics: Part II

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Rescued Jewish children in Poland 

Sir Martin Gilbert, Jewish historian of the Holocaust, defends Pius XII  https://zenit.org/articles/historian-sir-martin-gilbert-defends-pius-xii/

Refuting the Black Legend about Pope Pius XII 

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1337848bdc4.html?eng=y&refresh_ce

Framing Pope Pius XII    http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/the-framing-of-pius-xii-from-skepticism-to-belief

Pope Pius XII and World War II   https://www.amazon.com/Pope-Pius-XII-World-International/dp/1477157042/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1523473753&sr=1-1&keywords=9781477157060

All Saints Church was in the Warsaw Ghetto until 1942. Its priest, once known for  disliking Jews, used it as an escape route for numerous Jews out of the ghetto – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints_Church,_Warsaw

Saint Augustine Church was in the Warsaw ghetto and was closed. But the priests stayed on, rescuing Jews and getting help for the ghetto. Both died for this – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Augustine%27s_Church,_Warsaw

Irena Sendler with Jewish baby 

Polish Priests, Nuns, and rescue of Jews (book excerpts) 

https://books.google.com/books?id=s2xhKJ-gz5oC&pg=PA52&lpg=PA52&dq=nuns+who+saved+polish+jews&source=bl&ots=tjGF_P52KS&sig=5mramjWhy7t0YOSY_umkN_5p-sQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwixs5vc8vfTAhVHllQKHSvRDRYQ6AEITzAH#v=onepage&q=nuns%20who%20saved

Banasiewicz Family who saved 15 Jews   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franciszek_and_Magdalena_Banasiewicz

Nuns Who Saved Polish Jews  http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/nuns_who_saved_polish_jews

Why don’t you take care of this child? – the rescue of a Jewish boy in Warsaw – http://www.aish.com/ho/p/The_Bakers_Tale.html

Irena’s Children – rescuing children from Warsaw Ghetto http://www.aish.com/ho/p/Irenas_Children.html

I’m no hero – Irena Sendler, savior of 2,700 Jewish children – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/mar/15/secondworldwar.poland

Henrik Swalik, Polish diplomat who saved 5,000 Polish refugee Jews in Hungary & 35,000 Christian Poles in Europe, hanged by Nazis – http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/176404,Polish-Wallenburg-honoured-in-Silesia

Consul Souza de Mendes, who defied Portugal’s dictator to save Jews – http://www.aish.com/ho/p/The-Portuguese-Consul-who-Disobeyed-Orders-to-Save-Jewish-Lives.html. He also rescued the Imperial Family of Austria, Empress Zita and her children, who escaped to Canada because of him – they were wanted by Hitler.

Cardinal Stepinac and rescuing Jews in Croatia  http://www.croatianhistory.net/etf/jews.html

Ulma Family, massacred for hiding Jews in Poland-   http://www.polamjournal.com/Library/Sophie_Knab_Index/The_Ulmas_of_Markow/the_ulmas_of_markow.html

Nuns who saved Jews in occupied Poland – https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/history/nuns-who-saved-polish-jews.html

Byzantine Catholic Bishop who saved Jews, Bl. Paul Gojdic https://aktualne.centrum.sk/biskup-gojdic-zachranoval-zidov-pred-holokaustom/slovensko/spolocnost/  (use Google Translate, in Slovak)

Bishop Gojdic http://www.yadvashem.org/righteous/stories/gojdic.html

Fr. Pierre Chaillet, underground leader and rescuer of Jews in France http://db.yadvashem.org/righteous/family.html?language=en&itemId=4042730

Rescue of 85% of Italy’s Jews, and the work of Fr Francesco Brondello  http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/saviors/italian/don-brondello-catholic-church/

Italian Catholic Rescuers  http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/category/saviors/italian/

Italian TV about the rescue work of Angelo Ronacalli (Pope John XXIII)  http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/roncalli/tributes-29/two-italian-productions-about/

Gino Bartali – saving Jews by bicycle   http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/righteous-sportsmen/bartali.asp

Belgian Rescuers  http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/category/saviors/belgian/

Sisters of Social Service in Hungary http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/news/sisters-of-social-service-of-budapest-was-declared-house-of-life/

Bl. Sara Salkhazi, SSS, killed for helping Jews in Hungary

The leader of the Council to Aid Jews in Poland  http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/saviors/others/keepers-flame/

Book about the council: https://www.amazon.com/Code-Name-1942-1945-Dangerous-Conspiracy/dp/031338391X/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469296628&sr=1-8&keywords=poland+righteous+gentiles

Irene Gut Opdyke, a Polish Catholic woman who hid Jews literally under the noses of the Nazis  http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/saviors/others/her-hands/

Fr. Alfred Delp, SJ, anti-Nazi German priest and rescuer of Jews http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/news/celebrating-100th-birthday/

Msgr. Beniamin Schiavo, rescuer in Italy   http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/saviors/others/monsignor-beniamino-schivo/

Portuguese diplomats who rescued Jews by supplying them with visas – http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/wp-content/files_mf/1349882040ebooksparedlifes.pdf

Metropolitan Andriy Sheptytsky and the rescue of Jews in Ukraine, ongoing debate about making him a Righteous Gentile – https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=uk&u=http://ipress.ua/articles/chastyna_i_19445.html&prev=search

How FDR and the US kept Anne Frank from reaching safety in Massachusetts, while allowing in British children and also British purebred puppies. 

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/16784#.VTBBJ61VhBd

The Polish doctor who saved a village with a false epidemic –  http://holocaustforgotten.com/eugene.htm

 

 

 

 

 


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